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Commencement Regalia Assistance Fund

The Office of Graduate Education, with support from the Office of the Provost, administers the Commencement Regalia Assistance Fund (CRAF). This fund was created to assist with regalia rental and/or purchase costs for graduate students demonstrating financial need where the expense would otherwise prohibit the student from participating in the commencement ceremony. The CRAF will cover regalia robe rental and tam purchase for Ph.D. degree candidates ($185.98) or regalia purchase for master's degree candidates ($114.98). If you are interested in receiving assistance, please complete the CRAF Request form (PDF). The deadline to submit is March 1 for spring semester, and October 1 for fall semester. Requests will be reviewed by the Office of Graduate Education and must be approved prior to the student visiting Barnes & Noble to complete the order. For additional information, please contact us.