Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships
We know how important managing costs is to obtaining your degree from UT. The university and the College of Education offer extensive resources to help you fund your educational journey.
Texas One Stop provides detailed information about managing your costs. Check there to learn about
- Tuition rates
- Total cost of attendance
- Tuition reductions
- Determining Texas residency
Whether you’re an incoming or current student, Texas One Stop has loads of information available about how to fund your education, including
- Types of financial aid available
- How to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)
- Managing your financial aid
- Financial aid offer timelines
UT Austin offers over 3,000 scholarships to incoming and current students. The College of Education also offers scholarships that are available to our students who are getting degrees in health and education.
Funding options are available to incoming graduate students at the department and university levels.
Departmental admissions committees may offer you a graduate recruitment fellowship or an employment opportunity based on the strength of your application materials, so be sure to put together the strongest application you can in order to be considered for one of the following positions with your department:
- Teaching Assistant
- Assistant Instructor
- Graduate Research Assistant
- Academic Assistant
Be sure to check with your specific department for priority deadlines for these opportunities.
Graduate students also may apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Please visit the Graduate School’s Financial Aid page for more information.
Continuing Student Fellowships
After you start your program, your department will notify you via email about fellowship opportunities for continuing students that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Graduate School Continuing Fellowships
- COE Continuing Fellowships
- C&I Department Endowed Fellowships
- COE Small Research Grants
- Graduate School Spring Dissertation Writing Fellowship
- Graduate School Summer Dissertation Writing Fellowship
- Professional Development Awards for attending conferences to present academic papers
- Some awards require students to be registered full-time, meaning taking nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters and three credit hours in summer.
- “Satisfactory progress” is defined by the program.
- Students need advance permission from the dean of the Graduate School and possibly from the departments for fellowships to transfer when a student changes programs.
- The Graduate School reserves the right to defer/adjust part of all of the fellowship when a student is receiving supplemental funding.
- If students are not Texas residents, they may receive a tuition reduction benefit associated with certain fellowship awards. Contact your department for more information.
Fellowship Payment Schedule
Stipend – Pays out monthly on the 28th of each month except:
- November – Moved to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving
- December – Moved to January 1st to catch spring registration audit
- May – Moved to June 1st to catch summer registration audit
- February – Moved to February 26th
One-Time Payment – Pays out at the beginning of the semester
Fellowships – Pay for the coming month
Work Appointments – Pay for the past month
Medical Insurance Payment – Pays to the student at the beginning of the semester; student is responsible for using it to purchase insurance
Payment Dates (when UT disburses funds, not necessarily when the student receives payment):
- Fall – September 1st
- Spring – January 1st
- Summer – June 1st
Departments within the COE offer a variety of employment opportunities for graduate students, such as teaching assistant and research assistant positions. Graduate students are encouraged to contact their respective departments for more information.