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Financing Your Graduate Degree

GradSense: Enhancing Student Financial Education

Types of Aid

How to Apply for Federal Student Aid

Your Resources:

Things to Know Before Financing a Graduate Degree

Must read article: "Money for Grad School: Before you Commit to a Pricey Program, Check Out Grants, Fellowships and Loans"


Helpful websites:

Texas State Resources:



  • TEXAS Grant
  • Texas Public Education Grant (Texas High School graduates qualifying for state residency under Education Code Sections 54.052 & 54.053 (formerly House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528) are eligible to apply for state financial aid as well as pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.)

Financial Opportunities in the College of Applied Arts (CAA)

Each academic department in the College of Applied Arts administers a variety of scholarships. To qualify for scholarships, students must meet specific criteria. For the availability of scholarships in a particular program, you should visit the school/departmental websites for details.


Below are the financial opportunities offered by the College of Applied Arts to graduate students attending graduate studies in our respective schools and departments. Application deadline is June 1 of each year.


CAA Graduate Research Assistantship (CAA GRA)


2015 - 2016 Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship