All admitted students are considered for any available fellowships and/or assistantships. Fellowships and research assistantships, including monthly stipends, tuition and fees, and health insurance benefits, are provided to qualified candidates.
The cost of living in Austin is low compared with many other American cities and Texas has no personal income tax. This will greatly affect the buying power of your stipend.
The process for obtaining financial support:
Once admitted, the Graduate Admissions Committee considers departmental fellowships on scholarly achievements or other criteria such as country of origin. This is an automatic process, so please do not contact the Graduate Office regarding possible fellowships.
As a next step, the application is automatically forwarded to all faculty in the department. The faculty will review each application to identify highly qualified individuals that they may want to hire as research assistantships or as possible teaching assistantships. Each faculty member makes his or her own determinations based on the candidate qualifications and his or her financial resources and projects.