The Ph.D. in Public Affairs–Community Development program creates several financial aid opportunities for doctoral students. All graduate students are eligible for in-state tuition. Graduate Assistantships, which cover tuition costs for nine credits per semester and include a living stipend, are available on an academically competitive basis to students accepted for full-time study in the Ph.D. program.  If interested, be sure to indicate full-time or part-time status and a preference for funding.

Graduate Assistants are represented by a collective bargaining agreement at Rutgers University. The annual stipend is approximately $26,000 and changes annually based on negotiated increases. Graduate Assistants must be full-time students (no less than nine credits per semester) in the Ph.D. program and will receive full tuition remission, fee waivers, and are eligible for health benefits. Graduate Assistants work 15 hours per week over the academic year.

Applicants for Graduate Assistantships must apply by February 1.

Please contact the Department of Public Policy & Administration at Rutgers–Camden for more information on assistantships. 

All compensation and duties attached to the assistantship are governed by a contract negotiated between Rutgers University and the American Association of University Professors.