Students admitted to the Ph.D. program typically receive financial aid in the form of a teaching assistantship (TA) for a period of five years during the academic quarters. Graduate research assistantship (GSR) or fellowship support is sometimes available as well.
There is no guarantee of departmental financial support for Masters students. The department may have a small number of TA positions available on a quarter-by-quarter basis, but students should not depend on this possibility in financing their education. Financial support should be sought out independently.
All students employed as a TA or GSR may qualify for tuition and fee waiver.
The Graduate Program also provides various merit based fellowships to new and incoming students. Nominations are made by the Mathematics Department faculty and Graduate Vice-Chair and then these nominations are brought before a campus-wide committee. This committee considers many criteria including whether the student has successfully overcome significant educational, social, cultural, or economic disadvantage or adversity in a way that would enable him or her to contribute to the campus community in a manner that enhances campus diversity. Recipients of these awards can receive up to $25,000 per year along with preferences in graduate student housing and possible summer support if they are mentored by a faculty member. Students are encouraged to apply for these fellowships at the same time that they submit their application for admission.
Students who will be completing their Ph.D. in the next year may apply for a Fletcher Jones Fellowship or a UC President's Dissertation Year Fellowship. Candidates for these fellowships are nominated by the Graduate Vice-Chair and submitted to the Graduate Division.
The Graduate Division has additional info regarding financial support and fellowships, see UCSD Graduate Division Financial Support.
For more information about university-wide financial aid, see the UCSD Financial Aid Office (FAO).