Sixth-year grad workers will now have full tuition coverage! This is a big win for us -and more evidence that direct action gets the goods. But we still have lots of work left to do!
From the Grad School: “Effective immediately, Duke will provide tuition scholarships for Ph.D. students in their sixth year who do not have other sources of tuition support. Duke already covers tuition for all Ph.D. students for their first five years as part of their guaranteed funding package. Most of our students who go into a sixth year are able to obtain external or departmental funding that includes tuition support. A small number, however, are not. The new scholarships will cover tuition for those students in their sixth year.”