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Graduate Financial Aid

The CE Department offers a variety of financial assistance to qualified incoming and continuing graduate students on a competitive basis based on the availability of funds. Financial aid is geared towards attracting and retaining highly qualified graduate students to the Department. The amount, deadline, duration and award criteria vary among the types of awards available to the students. A minimum award of $1,000 in financial assistance per year qualifies a graduate student for in-state tuition. Students are strongly encouraged to carefully review the application criteria and comply with all relevant policies and procedures. Additional information on financial aid is available at:

http://grad.pci.uta.edu/students/finances/

A brief summary of the various types of graduate financial aid available for CE students is provided below:

Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship and Doctoral Teaching Fellowship packages are available on a competitive basis to students beginning their first semester of study in UT Arlington doctoral or doctoral-bound programs. These packages provide tuition coverage and a competitive assistantship stipend for up to five years. For students in STEM programs, this support may consist of some combination of Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantships (EGTAs) with full tuition fellowships, graduate teaching assistantships with STEM tuition fellowships, or grant-funded research assistantships with STEM tuition fellowships. Requirements include a 50% graduate assistantship, full-time enrollment, and unconditional admission. Interested students should contact Dr. Stephen Mattingly by e-mail or by phone at (817) 272-2859 for more information.

STEM Fellowship: This program, funded by the Graduate School, allows for a substantial tuition reimbursement for full-time Ph.D. students who are employed by the Department as a Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant. These fellowships are open to both incoming and continuing students. (Students are responsible for payment of some fees and $50 per credit hours plus any outstanding tuition amount.)

ASCE Graduate Student Scholarship: Qualified graduate applicants may receive a $1,000 scholarship. Must be a member of ASCE.

Albert & Lee Halff Graduate Student Scholarship: Qualified graduate applicants may receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Departmental Scholarship: The Department offers several graduate scholarships (typically $1,000 spread over two semesters) each year to qualified full-time graduate students. These scholarships are open to both incoming and continuing students. The Department typically solicits applications from students at the beginning of the Fall and the Spring semesters for this award.

Research Assistantship: These assistantships are available to qualified full-time Master’s and Ph.D. students on an as needed basis. Both incoming and continuing students are considered. The assistantship holders typically work on a sponsored research project under the guidance of a faculty member. In most cases, the student writes his/her thesis or dissertation based on the research work performed. There is no formal application process for these assistantships; interested students should directly contact specific faculty members in their research interest area for these awards.

Teaching Assistantship: These assistantships are available to qualified full-time Master’s and Ph.D. students on an as needed basis. Both incoming and continuing students are considered. The assistantship holders typically assist faculty members in teaching a course through grading activities, laboratory set-up, etc. Applications for these awards are due before the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters, and the Summer session. For non-U.S. citizens, acceptable scores in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Test of Spoken English-A (TSE-A) or the equivalent SPEAK test administered locally at UT Arlington is required.

Hourly Work Assistance: These positions are available to qualified graduate students based on various needs of the Department, such as office help, research help, etc. Interested students need to contact the various relevant Department offices or faculty members for these types of aids.