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The ASE/EM Graduate Program offers financial aid to highly qualified applicants in the form of Research Assistantships (RAs), Teaching Assistantships (TAs), and/or Fellowships. These offers may be presented to applicants wholly or in combination. The numbers presented below are provided as estimates of typical financial aid offers.

RA Offers

Research Assistantships are awarded by individual faculty members. In 2019-20, minimum half-time (20 hours/week) RA salaries are $2132 per month. In addition, tuition and required fees are paid by the research grant/contract supporting the student.

TA Offers

Teaching Assistantships are awarded by the department on the recommendations of faculty members. In 2019-20, half-time (20 hours/week) TAs receive $2166 stipend per month and $3,784 per semester to help pay tuition and required fees.

University Fellowships

Fellowships are offered to outstanding students by the University, and the stipend can vary between $1,000 and $9,000 per year. These offers may be made in place of or in addition to RA and TA offers. Some fellowship offers are multi-year. Read the specific language of any fellowship you are offered to determine the conditions of the fellowship.

Full-time Student

If you receive financial aid, you are expected to be registered as a full-time student in the semester that you received financial aid; that is, to register for 9 credit hours during fall and spring semesters and for 3 credit hours during the summer.

Employment Waver

Out-of-state students receiving half-time (20 hour) RA or TA appointments qualify for Texas resident rate tuition. In 2019-20, Texas resident tuition and required fees for fall or spring (9 hours) is $5,277, non-resident is $9,660 and summer (3 hours) is $3,965.You do not have to pay income tax on the wavered tuition.  You must complete the waiver each semester: 

International Students

International students with an RA or TA receive medical insurance.  to have insurance charges waived from you tuition bill complete this waiver each semester that you are employed full time:

Income Tax

You must pay income tax on RA and TA salaries.  The $3,784 TA tuition supplement, and tuition and fees paid out of grants and contracts is exempt. For non-resident students who qualify for Texas resident tuition, there is no tax on the difference between non-resident tuition and Texas resident tuition

Multi-Year Funding

Most financial offers are made for a year duration and are conditioned on satisfactory academic progress in graduate school. While there is no guarantee, financial aid is typically provided after the first year to highly qualified students throughout their graduate degree. Financial aid is contingent on the student's continued academic progress and the availability of financial resources.

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