Supported students who are making satisfactory progress academically (see Section 6.3.1), who have performed their duties satisfactorily, and who have been graduate students in the Mathematics Department for at most four years will have their support automatically renewed, subject to availability of funds.
Students in their sixth and seventh years (not counting time on Leave of Absence), who have advanced to candidacy, are sometimes supported; this is an individual decision based on the particular individual's mathematical progress, as given by the thesis advisor's report, and his or her performance of duties. It is also dependant on availability of funds. Even students who are making satisfactory progress, as defined in section 6.3.1, but who are in their sixth or seventh year, will be supported only at minimal levels.
Students are not supported beyond their seventh year (not counting time spent while on Leave of Absence).