If a continuing graduate student has been offered and accepted an assistantship for the 2020 summer session and/or next academic year (20-21), those contracts should be honored as written.
For students with graduate assistantships whose stipend support is from extramural grants and sponsors, departments should work with the sponsoring agencies to confirm their ongoing support. In those instances where such support is not possible, the feasibility of bridge support using other departmental or college funding should be explored. In the event that such bridge support is not possible, the Dean of the Graduate School should be notified. The Dean will then work to explore funding solutions. Every effort will be made to identify bridge funding.