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University Fellowships, which are administered through the Graduate School, are awarded to both new and continuing graduate students in most academic areas. Students must be nominated by their graduate advisers for all fellowships administered by the Graduate School.
Many graduate programs award fellowships to students majoring in specific areas. As a general rule, fellowships require no service from the recipient. They may provide for payment of tuition and required fees in addition to the stipend.
Various teaching, research, and academic assistantships are awarded by the departments. These appointments require specific service. Nonresidents and international students who hold assistantships may, under certain conditions, pay tuition and fees at the rate charged to state residents. An applicant to the Graduate School may indicate on the admission application that he or she would like to be considered for a teaching assistantship or a research assistantship. Enrolled students should apply directly to the department in which they would serve.
Additional Financial Aid
The University's Office of Student Financial Services administers several long-term loan programs, the College Work-Study Program, and a short-term loan program for registration and other emergency needs. These programs are described in General Information. More information is available at http://www.utexas.edu/student/finaid/ and from the Office of Student Financial Services, The University of Texas at Austin, P O Box 7758, Austin, Texas 78713-7758.
While University faculty and staff members give students academic advice and assistance, each student is expected to take responsibility for his or her education and personal development. The student must know and abide by the academic and disciplinary policies given in this catalog and in General Information, including rules governing quantity of work, the standard of work required to continue in the University, warning status and scholastic dismissal, and enforced withdrawal. The student must also know and meet the requirements of his or her degree program; must enroll in courses appropriate to the program; must meet prerequisites and take courses in the proper sequence to ensure orderly and timely progress; and must seek advice about degree requirements and other University policies when necessary.
The student must give correct local and permanent addresses and telephone numbers to the Office of the Registrar and must notify this office immediately of any changes in address or telephone number. Official correspondence is sent to the address last given to the registrar; if the student has moved and failed to correct this address, he or she will not be relieved of responsibility on the grounds that the correspondence was not delivered.
The student must verify his or her schedule of classes each semester, must see that necessary corrections are made, and must keep documentation of all schedule changes and other transactions.
Students should be familiar with the following sources of information:
University catalogs. General Information gives important information about academic policies and procedures that apply to all students. It includes the official academic calendar, admission and residence requirements and procedures, information about tuition and fees, and policies on quantity of work, grades and the grade point average, adding and dropping courses and withdrawal from the University, and warning status and scholastic dismissal. This catalog also gives historical and current information about the University's organization and physical facilities. It describes the services of the Division of Student Affairs and the libraries and research facilities that support the University's academic programs.
The Graduate Catalog gives information about degrees offered by the Graduate School. It describes academic policies and procedures that apply to graduate students and lists courses and members of Graduate Studies Committees. The Undergraduate Catalog and The Law School Catalog give similar information about undergraduate programs and the programs of the School of Law.
Printed catalogs are available at campus-area bookstores and by mail from the Office of the Registrar. The on-line catalog is available at http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/catalogs/.
The Course Schedule. The Course Scheduleis published by the Office of the Registrar. It is available before registration for each semester and summer session at campus-area bookstores and at http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/schedules/. The Course Schedule includes information about registration procedures; times, locations, instructors, prerequisites, and special fees of courses offered; and advising locations.
The Official Directory. The official University directory is published and distributed by Texas Student Publications each fall. It gives addresses and telephone numbers of University offices and of students and faculty and staff members; many entries include e-mail addresses as well.
World Wide Web. The address for the University's home page on the World Wide Web is http://www.utexas.edu/. The home page includes links to the online editions of catalogs and course schedules, to directory information, and to sites maintained by departments, colleges, graduate programs, and student-service offices.
The Student Services Divisionof the Office of Graduate Studies is the central source of information for graduate students. Doctoral and master's degree evaluators and their assistants provide information about procedures for submission of reports, theses, dissertations, and treatises, and the student records coordinator assists with registration.
Graduate advisers, assistant graduate advisers, and graduate coordinators. The graduate adviser for each program is a faculty member designated to advise students and represent the Graduate School in matters pertaining to graduate study. He or she provides information about the program, including admission and degree requirements, and about fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. The assistant graduate adviser, also a faculty member, serves in the absence of the graduate adviser. The graduate coordinator, a staff member who assists the graduate adviser and other faculty members in the administration of the program, also provides services to students.
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