After the first year, the faculty advisor is responsible for sponsoring their graduate student’s financial aid, which comes in one of three forms.
Note that beginning fall 2022, graduate students on assistantships will no longer pay mandatory fees (library fee, technology fee, etc.) and differential tuition (charges associated with certain colleges). Such fees will now be covered by the university.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)
Provides a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Responsibilities include assisting a faculty member with course-related tasks such as grading, assisting students, and leading labs.
Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)
Provides a monthly stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Responsibilities include assisting a faculty member with research tasks.
The department and university provide a number of fellowships. All admitted students are considered for these automatically.
National GEM Consortium
UT is a proud member of the National GEM Consortium, which works to increase the participation of underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM develops funding to award fellowships and builds mentor networks to support fellows in achieving academic and professional success.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Each GRFP fellowship provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period. The Graduate Research Fellowship Operations Center is responsible for processing applications and responding to requests for information. General inquiries regarding the Graduate Research Fellowship Program should be made to Graduate Research Fellowship Operations Center, telephone: 866-NSF-GRFP, 866-673-4737 (toll-free from the US and Canada) or 202-331-3542 (international). email: firstname.lastname@example.org