A number of full or partial teaching and research assistantships are available in the graduate engineering programs. Assistantships are awarded based on academic performance.

Full support assistantships are for a 12-month period and cover tuition, fees and a stipend. Need-based aid programs include National Direct Student Loan, college work-study and institutional loans.

Additional information on assistantships is available on the Graduate School website. U.S. citizens and permanent residents also may apply for need-based financial aid by filing the FAFSA or visiting the VCU Office of Financial Aid.