MFA : Funding Opportunities

 
Funding Opportunities Available to MFA Graduate Students 

GTA Enhanced

$14,400/year + Free Tuition (3 years total = ~$67,000)

GTA Assignment

$6,000 to $12,000/year + Instate Tuition

Part Time Studio Positions

$9,000/year

GRA

$1,000 to $3,500/semester + Instate Tuition

Travel / Presentation Funding

$400 to $1,000/year

Other Funding

Opportunities from Grad School, Dean, and Department

 

Enhanced GTA
 

Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship packages are available on a competitive basis to students beginning their first semester of study in UT Arlington's Master of Fine Arts program.  These 3 year packages consist of a combination of Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTAs) with full tuition coverage as well as a $14,400/year stipend.  Requirements are listed below.  Interested students should contact Nancy Palmeri, Graduate Advisor, at npalmeri@uta.edu for more information.

Minimum Requirements to be Eligible for Award of Enhanced Graduate Doctoral Teaching Fellowships and Enhanced Graduate Master's Teaching Fellowships 2011-2012:

  • be starting their first semester in a UT Arlington graduate program in Fall 2011.
  • hold one of the GTA stipends funded at the enhanced rate starting in their first semester of enrollment.
  • have a GTA appointment of 50% time.
  • have a GPA of at least 3.0 in their last 60 undergraduate credit hours plus at least a 3.25 GPA in any graduate level credit hours.
  • be unconditionally admitted to their degree program.
  • satisfy English proficiency requirements necessary to hold a graduate teaching assistantship.
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 9 hours in courses related to their programs of work in both long semesters to qualify for and retain their fellowships.