Financial Support

Graduate students in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University may be eligible for financial assistance as noted below.



Teaching/research assistantships are awarded each year to new and continuing graduate students. The Graduate College offers additional information.

In most cases assistantships awarded for the academic year begin in fall.

This nine-month assistantship for students in one of our master's programs includes:

  • A stipend and up to nine credit hours per semester of tuition remission for graduate courses.
  • An average of 20 hours per week of duties in the department such as tutoring, recitations and teaching courses in mathematics.

Assistantship (Deadline: Feb. 15 [applications received after this date will be considered if openings remain])


If you have any questions about assistantships, please contact the main office of the Department of Mathematics.