Why are music doctoral students getting lower stipends?main
More issues at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music:
An article published on Northwestern University’swebsite details a stipend increase for students enrolled in the University’s Graduate School (TGS) this Fall. A considerable increase, TGS stipends will be raised to $29,000 a year from the current $22,992. While this seems to be good news, this increase will not be extended to the graduate students of the Bienen School of Music. As music students we find this news very disheartening. On average, Bienen School of Music graduate stipends are approximately $6,750, an amount that is in no way substantial enough to cover even the most basic living expenses.
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