Financing Your Degree- Graduate Admissions

Financing Your Graduate Degree

Graduate students in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin generally finance their degree in one or more of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS), and outside funding or employment.

Fellowships, Scholarships and Assistantships
Applications for fellowships, scholarships and assistantships are not accepted directly from students. Applicants* are automatically considered for these awards based on the merit of their talent and work. Each department awards merit-based scholarships and teaching assistantships differently. Auditions or portfolio reviews may be required. If you have any questions, please review departmental websites or contact the program graduate coordinator.

Graduate School Fellowships
College of Fine Arts Endowed Scholarships

Department/School Awards:
Art & Art History
Butler School of Music
Theatre and Dance

*Current students have opportunities to apply for additional support through various nomination processes.

Financial Aid
For students who need additional financial support beyond fellowships or assistantships, financial aid is available. U.S. Citizens and permanent residents may apply for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs administered by Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional financial assistance is available through various programs that provide tuition and fee exemptions for Texas residents who meet specific criteria.