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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

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.

Assistantship Information

The Communication graduate program offers both graduate assistantships and teaching assistantships. For more information about application requirements and deadlines, visit the Graduate Studies website

Carr Graduate Scholarship

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 Graduate Studies and Research website.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) Information

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 email at

Other Financial Assistance

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.

Communication Graduate Program

Degree plan

Bring this graduate degree plan with you when you meet with an academic advisor.

Graduate Student Advising

  • For more information about the M.A. program in communication, contact:

    Dr. Flor Madero

    Assistant Professor of Communication and Mass Media
    Graduate Program Advisor

    Office: Porter Henderson Library, 3rd Floor/B320
    Phone: 325-486-6077