Funding Opportunities

Educational expenses for nine months will vary according to your personal needs and course of study. Visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid website to see an estimated cost of attendance for a typical student to attend Texas A&M University in either a graduate program or a professional program. Please refer to Student Business Services for detailed and updated information on tuition and fees.

Prospective Graduate Students

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Texas A&M University offers many financial aid options to help you pay for college costs. Visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid website to learn about applying for financial assistance, costs, types of aid and more.

Texas Aggie Graduate Grant

This is a need-based grant (need is determined by Student Financial Aid) for graduate students who are Texas residents. The application can be found on the Scholarships and Financial Aid website.

Texas A&M University offers many financial aid options to help you pay for college costs. Visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid website to learn about applying for financial assistance, costs, types of aid and more.
 

Graduate Assistantships

There are three types of graduate assistantships available through the academic departments, colleges, TAMUS agencies and administrative offices:

  • Teaching (GAT)
  • Research (GAR)
  • Non-teaching activities (GANT)

Most of these positions require service of 20 hours per week. Although individual colleges may have higher requirements, graduate students holding assistantships must be registered for a minimum of nine semester hours during a fall or spring semester, or for six credit hours during the summer. Assistantships terminate upon failure to maintain the minimum enrollment requirement. Students serving in these roles are eligible for insurance benefits and may pay tuition and fees at the in-state rate.  The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Graduate Council enforces guidelines for employing graduate students at greater than a 50% effort.

For more detailed information on graduate student assistantship requirements, check the Graduate Catalog or directly contact your department head, chair of the intercollegiate faculty, or your graduate advisor.  Visit the Jobs for Aggies website to learn more about assistantships and general student employment opportunities.

Fellowships

Ordinarily, graduate students holding fellowships are not required to perform any services.  Although individual colleges may have higher requirements, graduate students holding fellowships must register for a minimum of nine semester credit hours during a fall or spring semester, or for six credit hours during the summer. Many competitive fellowships of $1,000 or greater per academic year also allow students to pay tuition at the in-state rate. Fellowships packages vary from $1,000 to over $30,000, and some include funds for insurance, tuition, and fees.

Faculty Nominated

Some fellowships are given by faculty nomination only. TAMU faculty in the departments make nominations to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS), and the selection criteria and committees, review processes and funding amounts are different for each fellowship. Click the links below for more information about requirements and application.

 

Externally Funded

Graduate students may also apply for a number of externally funded fellowships. These fellowships are not processed by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Please view the following links for more information about the available fellowships.

International Student Funding

International students may qualify for financial assistance such as loans, scholarships and assistantships. Visit the International Student Services website for information on financial resources.

Sponsors

Some international students have all or part of their educational expenses paid from a source other than personal and/or family funds or from a Texas A&M assistantship. These students may have made agreements with a sponsor regarding their educational objectives that is the result of an agreement between agencies, governments, organizations (both international and domestic) and/or companies (both public and private).
In most cases, these agreements require special coordination and certification by Texas A&M. Students participating in sponsored programs should contact the Sponsored Student Programs Office early in the admissions process.


Current Graduate Students

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Texas A&M University offers many financial aid options to help you pay for college costs. Visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid website to learn about applying for financial assistance, costs, types of aid and more.

Texas Aggie Graduate Grant

This is a need-based grant (need is determined by Student Financial Aid) for graduate students who are Texas residents. The application can be found on the Scholarships and Financial Aid website

Graduate Assistantships

There are three types of graduate assistantships available through the academic departments, colleges, TAMUS agencies, and administrative offices.

  • Teaching (GAT)
  • Research (GAR)
  • Non-teaching activities (GANT)

Most of these positions require service of 20 hours per week. Although individual colleges may have higher requirements, graduate students holding assistantships must be registered for a minimum of nine semester hours during a fall or spring semester, or for six credit hours during the summer. Assistantships terminate upon failure to maintain the minimum enrollment requirement. Students serving in these roles are eligible for insurance benefits and may pay tuition and fees at the in-state rate. The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Graduate Council enforces guidelines for employing graduate students at greater than a 50% effort.

For more detailed information on graduate student assistantship requirements, check the Graduate Catalog or directly contact your department head, chair of the intercollegiate faculty, or your graduate advisor. Visit the Jobs for Aggies website to learn more about assistantships and general student employment opportunities.

Fellowships

Ordinarily, graduate students holding fellowships are not required to perform any services.  Although individual colleges may have higher requirements, graduate students holding fellowships must register for a minimum of nine semester credit hours during a fall or spring semester, or for six credit hours during the summer. Many competitive fellowships of $1,000 or greater per academic year also allow students to pay tuition at the in-state rate. Fellowships packages vary from $1,000 to over $30,000, and some do include funds for insurance, tuition, and fees.

Externally Funded

Graduate students may also apply for a number of externally funded fellowships. These fellowships are not processed by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Please view the following links for more information about the available fellowships.

TAMU Fellowships

The Texas A&M University Office of Graduate and Professional Studies offers one fellowship to current doctoral students who are in the final stages of analyzing their research topic and writing their dissertation. Please view the following link for more for more information on this fellowship.

Award Programs

The Texas A&M University Office of Graduate and Professional Studies annually presents four awards to graduate students who have excelled academically, as student leaders, and have a had a positive impact on the Texas A&M University Graduate Community. Click the links below to view nomination information and past award recipients.


OGAPS Graduate Student Travel Awards

The Graduate Student Travel Award Program is supported by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Texas A&M Association of Former Students, and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. The purpose of the program is to support graduate student's domestic and international travel related to conferences, academic presentations, research projects, and internships by reimbursing eligible expenses. Click here for more information regarding the eligibility requirements, guidelines and the application process.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

This national fellowship provides funding from the U.S. Department of State for graduate students to pursue research, study, and teaching opportunities abroad. Click here for more information on the program. 

International Student Funding

International students may qualify for financial assistance such as loans, scholarships, and assistantships. Visit the International Student Services website for information on financial resources.

Sponsors

Some international students have all or part of their educational expenses paid from a source other than personal and/or family funds or from a Texas A&M assistantship. These students may have made agreements with a sponsor regarding their educational objectives that is the result of an agreement between agencies, governments, organizations (both international and domestic) and/or companies (both public and private).

In most cases, these agreements require special coordination and certification by Texas A&M. Students participating in sponsored programs should contact the Sponsored Student Programs Office early in the admissions process.