Graduate Program Tuition and Support
Applicants are strongly urged not to wait for notification of admission before filing your Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, even if you do not intend on taking out student loans. Failure to do so could result in delay or disqualification from certain types of financial support.
Tuition and Fees
Effective September 1, 2013. Tuition and fees are established by the State of Texas Legislature and are subject to change.
Tuition and Fees for entire 2-year, 36-hour MA program
Non-Residents of Texas *
* The faculty's goal is to make awards to all non-residents of Texas that waive the non-resident portion of tuition. Tuition Waivers forgive the non-resident portion of tuition for out-of-state and international students, cutting the cost almost in half. Therefore, it is very likely that each admitted student will only be charged resident (in-state) tuition for both years.
Additional Financial Information
Admitted students may be eligible for need-based departmental fellowships. Therefore we strongly recommend that all U.S. applicants apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), thereby making them eligible for consideration for these need-based fellowships. (See Student Loans below).
A limited number of recruitment fellowships will be offered to accepted students from the Department of Art and Art History, the College of Fine Arts, and the Office of Graduate Studies. All applicants are automatically considered for these fellowships based on their application materials. Students do not apply for these directly. These fellowships range from $1,000–$12,000.
Teaching Assistants (TAs) provide support to faculty members with specific classes. All students can apply for appointment as Teaching Assistants during their second year of study on campus. Appointments of teaching assistants and assistant instructors are made on a semester-by-semester basis. Appointees can be terminated if they are negligent in either their duties or in their graduate studies. Appointments follow departmental criteria, receive approval by the Department Chair, and are subject to the availability of funds. The Department of Art and Art History neither guarantees nor promises graduate student TA support during a student’s course of study.
The Department also has limited funds to support conference attendance and research travel. These grants are awarded in the fall semester of both years of study, based on a written proposal.
Federal Student Loans and University Grants
Graduate students from the U.S. (citizens or permanent residents) are automatically eligible for Federal Stafford loans as independent students. Students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as their application to the graduate school has been submitted, and they have completed their federal tax return. Review the Web site of the University's Office of Student Financial Services for more information.