Financial Support

Graduate students in the Department of Special Education have several opportunities to receive funding. The state, university, and department offer funding in the form of grants, fellowships, teaching assistantships, and scholarships.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are primarily available to doctoral students in their second year of school or beyond. Students interested in a teaching assistantship should contact individual faculty members

University Continuing Fellowships

Graduate School Continuing Fellowships are intended to support students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin. We will email our current students important information about these opportunities during the semester.

Professional Development Awards

A limited amount of funding is available through the Graduate School to provide travel support for graduate students who are presenting at a national conference. Applicants must be nominated by the Department’s Graduate Adviser. Contact the Graduate Coordinator for detailed information about the application process. 

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is a terrific resource for information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and knowing your costs.

NOTE: Graduate students are eligible to apply for FAFSA.