Hello, I've read that typical yearly stipends for physics graduate students go at around $15k - $23k. I've also read that this is good enough to make ones living, but not much more. I would appreciate it if past graduate students shared their experiences on living by your uni's stipends. Also, and most importantly... I'm planning to get married before or maybe during my graduate studies. So, if this stipend is just enough to support yourself, is there any kind of assistance that your university is willing to give you because you are married? One important thing is that neither me or my girlfriend is from the US. I've talked about this with her. She definitely would like to work in the US in wherever city we would end up in, but we're not certain about all the policies involved (VISA). Thanks in advance for your comments.