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LOL glad everybody thinks somebody must be a troll because they're considering attending my school. Sweet, guys!

 

First: Unless things are changing, 12k at FAU (and yes, it is yearly, not per semester) means you're a top candidate. Most people get 9k. The 80% tuition remission essentially means that they cover your complete tuition charges and you pay for some fees including parking, your ID card, etc. They add up to less than 1k per semester (sometimes significantly less, depending on how many credits you take). If you apply for FASFA, sometimes there are 1k "Graduate Grants" available if you apply early enough.

 

The faculty at FAU is really wonderful and I've worked with some brilliant people. We have graduates in a bunch of PhD programs starting at about rankings 20 and lower, including U of Iowa, U of Miami, WVU, FSU, USF, Southern Methodist, etc. We are not a top-ranked program but if that's not super important for you, we have plenty to offer. I can't speak to your other offers, but I know that I've been happy with the education I got here, and I think I've done well with my PhD applications. So meh. Reputation smeputation. 

asleepawake, I really appreciate it. I'm not happy about this trolling accusation, but whatever - posters like you make it worth it to post at all. 

 

Sending you a private message with further questions...I really though it said per semester, but now I'm going to go home and check. 

 

To all of you, thanks so much for replying! You've really helped me think about some important factors...

 

planesandtrains - please be nicer in your posts. I'm a person with feelings.

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Yeah seriously people stop being nasty trolls just cuz your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of underfunded stipends

honestly? i've never even heard of any of those programs. they are not well-regarded. you need to do your research - are they even placing any of their graduates into tenure-track jobs? while i a

Cabin Fever, don't give up on gradcafe because a few people are mean. Just ignore them and listen to those who respond nicely. But if you ask for advice/opinions, remember that you might not get respo

Ps. I am VERY much a motivated person who wants to teach. No, a community college is not going to cut it for me. Yes, I plan to jump into doctoral studies as soon as I have an MA under my belt. No, I don't need a top 5, but yes, I would like a school with somewhat of a good reputation. 

 

And why would I spend tons of money and energy on applying if I wasn't doing my research. Geez.

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Ps. I am VERY much a motivated person who wants to teach. No, a community college is not going to cut it for me. Yes, I plan to jump into doctoral studies as soon as I have an MA under my belt. No, I don't need a top 5, but yes, I would like a school with somewhat of a good reputation. 

 

I appreciate your candor and your passion. But a community college wasn't going to cut it for a lot of people who ended up not even being able to get community college jobs.

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I appreciate your candor and your passion. But a community college wasn't going to cut it for a lot of people who ended up not even being able to get community college jobs.

Hmmm...Well, hopefully this won't be the case for me in several year's time.

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It's per semester. They really like me and gave me more than the normal applicant.

 

no. no one gets 24k worth of funding for a MASTERS. even the current student in the dept confirmed the stipend amount (12k/year being for their top candidates).  i don't get why you would even lie about this, but okay. good luck.

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...$12,000 per semester at the Master's level? From a non top-10 university? It's unheard of, quite simply. I'd really like to see the letter, if that is indeed the case. 

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I don't understand why they would offer 24,000pa and only 80 (85) per cent tuition waiver. Surely they would fund the tuition waiver first?   That said, I have excellent MA funding albeit in a different country.
Exactly. Makes no sense. No jealousy, as fishbucket asserts. Just puzzlement.
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clearly the program decided to give cabinfever all their money because cabinfever was the best goddamn MA student they had ever seen. Unfortunately, all the money they had only totaled $24,000. 

 

Okay, I laughed.

 

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Hi guys, hoping I'm not too late to toss my 2 cents into the biscuit.

 

Cabinfever, I unfortunately know nothing about any of the schools you have mentioned, but have you ever heard of the Princeton College or University of the California-Berkeley? If you decide to reapply in a second round, I believe that these programs have good reputations. You might consider looking into them.

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