Due to a generous grant from President Robert Barchi’s office, beginning in Fall 2017, all full-time students admitted into the graduate creative writing program will be offered full financial support, including tuition remission, health benefits, and a living stipend. The types of support are teaching fellowships and interdisciplinary fellowships.
Teaching fellowships comprise tuition remission, a stipend of approximately $26,000 per year, and health benefits, in exchange for the teaching of composition. Compensation and duties attached to the appointment are governed by a contract negotiated between Rutgers University and the American Association of University Professors.
Interdisciplinary fellowships comprise tuition remission and a stipend of $10,000 per year, in exchange for work in various Rutgers departments. Students receiving these awards also have the opportunity to teach composition.
In light of this news, the deadline to apply for Fall 2017 admission has been extended to January 27th, 2017. GRE scores are optional; there is not a minimum cut-off score. GRE scores may be submitted automatically using the Rutgers University code (2790),
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