Graduate Student Financial Assistance
ASU offers several financial assistance options for graduate students. In addition to information about the popular Carr Graduate Scholarships, the Financial Aid Office has details about other scholarships, fellowships, grants and assistantships available.
- Out of State Tuition Waivers
- Assistantship Information and Application
- Carr Graduate Scholarship
- Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) Information
- Other Financial Assistance
Carr Graduate Scholarships and/or other competitive scholarships of $1,000 or more that are awarded to full-time out-of-state and international students will normally qualify such students to pay the tuition and fees required of Texas residents.
In addition to the Carr Graduate Scholarships, the university has available for graduate students both tuition scholarships and tuition and fee scholarships. They are made available on the basis of academic ability and financial need, and are awarded by the university Financial Aid Committee. Only graduate students who plan to carry at least nine semester hours are eligible. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year with the provision that the recipient meets the academic standards established for such scholarships. To have the scholarship renewed for a second academic year, students must reapply.
Angelo State University offers three types of appointments for graduate students:
Graduate Assistantships are staff appointments without a fixed term and are available in these academic areas:
- Animal Science
The Small Business Development Center, Center for International Studies, Student Involvement, Career Services, Athletics and other non-academic offices also periodically have graduate assistant openings. Graduate assistants have responsibility for a wide range of duties designed to support the undergraduate instructional program. Graduate assistantships pay $13.50 an hour, generally for a 17.5-hour work week.
Research Assistantships are staff appointments without a fixed term and are available for selected university research projects. The duties of each research assistant shall not exceed 19.5 hours of work per week. Duties will also depend upon the research project to which the graduate student is assigned and will be determined by the faculty member directing the project. Research assistantships pay $13.50 an hour.
Teaching Assistantships are contract appointments and are available in the Biology, Communication, English, Kinesiology and Psychology, Sociology and Social Work departments. Completion of 18 graduate semester credit hours in the field is required for teaching assistantships. Teaching assistants have responsibility for lecture classes, individual instruction or laboratory sections. Teaching assistantships are for an academic year (or semester) and carry a stipend of $11,095 per academic year.
Applicants for teaching, graduate or research assistantships must submit the following to the department in which they wish to work:
- Application for the assistantship
- Three letters of recommendation
Applications will not be processed until regular admission into a master’s degree program at Angelo State University has been granted. All graduate students who are awarded assistantships must be enrolled in the College of Graduate Studies during the terms of their appointments.
Full- and part-time graduate students may be eligible for the Carr Graduate Scholarship. Awards are based on students’ undergraduate GPA. Scholarships are provided for long semesters as well as summer sessions. To learn more, visit the Financial Aid page of the College of Graudate Studies website.
The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is a state program funded through tuition payments and is available to graduate students who demonstrate financial need and enroll at least half time. Funds are limited, so early application is encouraged. Further information may be obtained by calling the ASU Financial Aid Office at (800) 933-6299, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about long-term loans is available through the Financial Aid Office. These consist of the Federal Perkins Loan and the Federal Stafford Loan. For more information, visit the financial aid website or call the office at (325) 942-2246.