AHA Issues Statement on Graduate School Offers of Financial Support

Philippa Levine | Nov 1, 2014

The AHA Council has been hearing from department chairs and directors of graduate studies about prospective graduate students being pressured to accept funding packages earlier than the national deadline of April 15.

This practice puts pressure on both students and departments, and the AHA, along with the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), strongly urges departments to abide by the April deadline. The CGS reaffirmed its support for this deadline in an April 2014 resolution, endorsed by a very large number of its affiliate members. That resolution can be found at www.cgsnet.org/april-15-resolution.

In response to recent reports of the persistence of this practice, the AHA Council gave its unanimous support to the statement below.

—Philippa Levine, vice president, Professional Division

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