The Latin American Studies department makes financial aid offers in conjunction with the admissions process based on the strength of the applicant's record. After reviewing all application materials and ranking applicants, our admissions committee determines the best financial aid package we can offer to each admitted student. We offer some type of financial aid to every one of our admitted students, such as partial or complete tuition waivers and graduate assistant positions for teaching, research, or outreach. In addition, our students are regularly hired by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese based on nominations from the Latin American Studies department. We also have fellowships to which students can apply once enrolled, such as the Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship.