Funding Your Graduate Education
Teaching and research assistantships, traineeships and fellowships provide the most common forms of support for graduate students. Student loans are also available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Assistantships at .50 FTE or higher include a stipend, health insurance, and full tuition. Assistantships at less than .50 FTE include a stipend, health insurance, out-of-state tuition, and 50% of in-state tuition.
Academic departments award assistantships and other field-specific fellowships and traineeships. Please visit the website of the department you are interested in for more information on additional financial assistance.
Additional funding opportunities are outlined below.
The UA Graduate College's Graduate Access Fellowship is intended to broaden the access of U.S. students to graduate education and to promote the diversity of our graduate student body. Eligibility for these fellowships is restricted to incoming domestic graduate students who have shown academic achievement despite facing challenging social, economic or educational obstacles. Fellowships for Ph.D. or other terminal degree students, e.g., MFA in Fine Arts, MLA in Landscape Architecture, provide $10,000. Fellowships for Master's seeking students provide up to $3,000.
NOTE: Students cannot apply directly for these fellowships. Only departments can nominate incoming students to the Graduate College.
The University of Arizona Graduate College is pleased to invite prospective Native American graduate students to apply for admission and the UA/Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership fellowship to earn a master's and/or doctoral degree in one of 59 graduate programs offered by the University of Arizona in science, engineering, mathematics and agricultural fields (STEM fields). Sloan Scholars may receive $32,100 for the MS ($16,050 /year), $36,650 for the Ph.D. program (total amount for Ph.D.), in-state and out-of-state tuition, (Fall and Spring only), special faculty mentoring, and academic support. Contact Donna Treloar, M.A. at email@example.com
The goal of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation program at the University of Arizona is to increase the number of underrepresented (African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans) students receiving Ph.D.s in Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences, and Optical Sciences. Sloan Scholars may receive up to $38,500 during their graduate program.
The University of Arizona Graduate College offers the prestigious National Institute of Health Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Graduate Study Awards to outstanding underrepresented students who are admitted to one of sixteen Ph.D. biomedical programs at the University of Arizona. IMSD Scholars receive a first year stipend of $25,000 plus individual health insurance, tuition, up to $1500 in travel funds to attend a national conference, and attend a graduate school career development seminar. Admitting departments offer full funding beyond the first year. Students cannot apply directly for this fellowship but are nominated by their graduate programs. For more information contact Stephanie Adamson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science (SIRLS) invites you to share in a unique opportunity to pursue a new kind of information profession. Knowledge River, a Tucson-based educational experience, focuses on library and information issues from the needs and perspectives of Hispanics and Native Americans. Knowledge River Scholars receive a stipend of at least $10,000, and tuition scholarships. Contact Sandy Littletree at email@example.com
The Native American Student Affairs Office (NASA) coordinates Native American Scholarships for UA Native undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Scholarships are made available on an annual basis and are drawn from various sources such as endowments, donors, and charitable trust funds. A majority of the Scholarships are need-based. Individual scholarship award amounts vary. Applicants must verify enrollment with a federal or state recognized tribe.
The Roberti Fund for Native American Students
The Roberti Fund provides fellowships to Native American students who are members of federal tribes to pursue degrees in education, public health and other fields that can contribute to their nations' economic development and well-being. Contact Cynthia Bjerk-Plocke at firstname.lastname@example.org