Financial Aid & Special Appointments
In addition to general UCSB fellowships and grants, the Department has a special endowment fund, the Ralph W. Church Fund, a certain amount of which can be used each year to award fellowships, teaching assistantships, and readerships.
Fellowships are awarded for up to $18,000 plus fees, insurance, and tuition for the first year of study; two to six awarded per year.
These pay approximately $5,200 per quarter for a full assignment, and additionally cover tuition, insurance and most fees. Appointments are made for one, two, or three quarters per year. TAs assist in lower division classes such as Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Introduction to Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, and sometimes in upper division classes, by holding discussion sections and grading papers and exams. Teaching Assistantships may also be available in other departments and programs of the University. They are normally given to students who have demonstrated promise in course work here. Our primary financial aid to first year students are the fellowships mentioned above.
There is no specific number of readerships, as this depends on enrollments and the decision of the instructor whether or not to use a reader. Readerships pay about $14.00 per hour.