As the title, nothing has changed since then.
Her reply is like "As a general rule, financial support is not offered to students whose major research interests are related to finance. We have made this decision, which is consistent with the majority of professional graduate programs in Finance, for a number of reasons: (1) students pursuing finance-related research projects are expected to graduate with strong prospects for highly-lucrative
positions in the financial world, and thus the program should be considered a worth-while investment; (2) research in Quantitative Finance is primarily supported by collaborative project with industry, rather than long-term government research grants, and as a result we are unable to make reliable predictions for long-term support for any individual student. Many students in our finance group do obtain partial funding once they are on campus and engaged in research: this is typically through internships and/or involvement in industry-sponsored projects. However, as the decision for placement in these programs is in the hands of individual faculty members and the companies involved, the department can not make any commitment that a particular student will get such a placement.
If you accept our offer of admission, you would have to pay for your tuition, fees and living expenses. "
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