Ph.D. Student Financial Support

Good Standing:  The Field of Computer Science will provide guaranteed financial support as long as you are in good standing within the field.

An example of not being in good standing is failure to meeting a Graduate School Milestone without an approved general petition (Special Committee Formation; A exam Schedule; Time to Degree)
You will receive a letter from the DGS/Assistant Director if you are not in good standing.  If you are not in good standing, you will have at least one semester to get in good standing.
Support will be provided in the form of a teaching assistantship (TA), graduate research assistantship (GRA), or fellowship.

Appointment Periods:

              Fall:                     Aug 21 - Jan 5

              Spring:               Jan 6 - May 20

              Summer*:         May 21 - Aug 20

*If you choose to not take a summer internship, GRA or TA opportunities are available.  TA positions are limited in the summer.  Please reach out to Becky early with interest.  Please note that summer TA positions do not provide a full summer’s worth of support.  More information on summer courses can be found here.  

University Policy 1.3, Graduate Student Assistantships

Support Letters**

GRA Support letters are sent two times in the fall and spring semesters:

  • Aug 15 Fall/Dec 15 Spring:  Generic GRA Letter (Available in Workday).

GRA support letters are sent one time in the summer:

  • May 8: Generic GRA Letter (Available in workday)

TA Support Letters are sent at the start of each fall and spring semester.

  • Aug 15              Fall
  • Dec 15              Spring

Vacation Policy:  Cornell Policy 1.3

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  • If you are still having trouble locating your letter(s), please reach out to Melody Padgett