To accept the offer of financial aid (such as graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship), follow the instructions sent to you by the department that extended the offer of aid. To request information on the department’s process for accepting the offer of aid, please contact the department. See this list of department contacts.
If you received an offer of aid, your acceptance of the offer of admission will also be considered as your acceptance of the offer of aid unless you send separate notification to the department to advise them that you are declining the offer of aid.
Acceptance of an offer of financial aid (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student completes an agreement that both student and graduate school are expected to honor. In those instances in which the student accepts the offer before April 15 and subsequently desires to withdraw, the student may submit a resignation of the appointment in writing at any time through April 15. An acceptance of the offer given or left in force after April 15, however, commits the student not to accept any another offer without first informing the program at the first institution that they are withdrawing their acceptance of the offer. See Decisions on Awards for further information on this policy.