As of Autumn Semester 2019, the stipend amount for persons paid from CPH funds are $1920 per month for Master’s students and $2100 per month for PhD students, (assuming a 50% appointment; persons with a 25% appointment are paid half these stipend amounts and have half the tuition and fees covered). Stipends may increase with each new academic year. Persons funded by research grants must be paid at least this much, but their stipends are permitted to be higher if justified by the needs of the project. Graduate Associates must be registered for at least 8 credit hours each term, except during Summer, when the minimum is 4. Doctoral students who have passed the Candidacy Examination may register for a minimum of 3 graduate credit hours each term a 50% GA Appointment is held, including Summer Term.