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Realistic debt from physics grad school?

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  1. Jul 23, 2012 #1
    I have done some research to find out how much it would cost to go to grad school and I am a bit confused about my findings. I have seen from multiple sources that by being a TA or an RA I will actually make money in grad school. (enough to live on while I study) I have also seen that I can graduate with a large amount of debt. Any information (especially from personal experience) would be great. (I also understand universities probably differ on the way grad school works financially)
     
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  3. Jul 23, 2012 #2

    phyzguy

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    Most physics PhD programs in the US, if they accept you, will pay you enough to live on as well as cover your tuition. You won't be living in luxury, but you will be able to eat and have a roof over your head. There should be no need to go into debt.
     
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  4. Jul 23, 2012 #3
    This is true of Ph.D. programs. If you are interested in an MS, the situation is much worse.

    But chances are you want to get a Ph.D. if you want to go to grad school in physics.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2012 #4

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    True statement. I edited my post to make that clear.
     
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