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



$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 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.