The department offers a number of teaching assistantships that provide a stipend as well as remission of tuition and all fees. Students offered assistantships at the time of their acceptance into the program will be eligible for four consecutive semesters of such support as long as funding from W&M is available and they remain in good academic standing and otherwise satisfactorily fulfill all obligations. In addition, students awarded an assistantship at the time of their original acceptance who are pursuing the M.S. track will receive summer support.
Most of our graduate students are funded by a teaching assistantship. Students who pursue an M.S. degree receive summer support from their advisors' grant funds and, for those holding a teaching assistantship, from W&M. Other financial aid to students may involve faculty grants or part-time employment on an hourly basis in the department.
For more information please consult the Biology Graduate Student Handbook.