Graduate Degree - Financial Support

Finding the funds to support your educational pursuits is a top priority for all students. As graduate students, there may be funding opportunities available within the school, as well as through scholarships and loans. Click below for funding information specific to your degree program:

Master of Arts in Geography

Master of Arts in Geography

The Master of Arts in Geography program does not provide guaranteed funding to students. Master of Arts in geography students may be eligible to apply for teaching or research assistantships on a case-by-case basis, but these opportunities are limited.

More information about financial aid is available at students.asu.edu/graduate/finances and graduate.asu.edu/pay-for-college

Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems

Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems

The Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems program does not provide guaranteed funding to students.

More information about financial aid is available at https://students.asu.edu/graduate/finances -- Please note that the Tuition Estimator on this site is based on enrolling in 18 credits per year; but completing the MAS-GIS program in a year requires taking 30 credits total. For an accurate estimate of your tuition and fees, scroll down to the "breakdown by credit hour" tables and examine the value associated with 12 hours in the fall and 12 hours in the spring.  Although there is no matrix for the summer session, note the tuition and fees for six hours in either the fall or spring table.  

Master of Urban and Environmental Planning

Master of Urban and Environmental Planning

Selected applicants may be offered a one- or two-year funding package, in the form of teaching assistantships. Funding packages are officially offered to selected students in writing upon admission to the program.

MUEP students may be considered for TA positions on a semester-by-semester basis. MUEP students may apply for teaching assistantships online and must do so each semester. Students are responsible for observing application deadlines.

TAs provide services which may include lecturing, leading discussion groups, serving as assistants to laboratory classes, and grading tests and papers, under the supervision of a faculty supervisor. The graduate TA Resource Guide offers a wealth of information to help TAs have a successful teaching experience. It contains information on designing syllabi, managing a classroom, student Code of Conduct and much more.

 

Teaching assistantship compensation

Students with quarter-time (10 hours per week or .25 FTE) appointments are treated as Arizona state residents for tuition billing purposes. Quarter-time TAs receive a 50 percent reduction in Arizona state resident tuition.

Half-time assistantships (20 hours per week or .50 FTE) receive a full tuition remission and student health insurance at no cost; however, enrollment in the insurance plan is required each semester. Spring semester insurance coverage includes the summer months.

In addition, assistantships pay a small stipend. For more information on assistantship benefits and eligibility, please refer to Graduate College.

Full and partial tuition remission does not apply to $1750/semester MUEP program fee or mandatory university fees.

More information about financial aid is available at students.asu.edu/graduate/finances

Geography PhD

Geography PhD

Selected applicants will be offered up to four (4) years of funding, which will be in the form of research or teaching assistantships, fellowships, or any combination of these. Funding packages are officially offered to selected students in writing upon admission to the program.

Half-time assistantships (20 hours per week or .50 FTE) receive a full tuition remission and student health insurance at no cost; however, enrollment in the insurance plan is required each semester. Spring semester insurance coverage includes the summer months.

In addition, assistantships pay a small stipend. Stipends are prorated for .25 FTE appointments and for one-semester appointments.

PhD students are eligible to receive up to $350 in research support funding annually, while they are within their funded period. Research support funds may be used for travel, equipment, data purchase, and other resources.

More information about financial aid is available at students.asu.edu/graduate/finances and graduate.asu.edu/pay-for-college

Urban Planning PhD

Urban Planning PhD

Selected applicants will be offered up to four (4) years of funding, which will be in the form of research or teaching assistantships, fellowships, or any combination of these. Funding packages are officially offered to selected students in writing upon admission to the program.

Half-time assistantships (20 hours per week or .50 FTE) receive a full tuition remission and student health insurance at no cost; however, enrollment in the insurance plan is required each semester. Spring semester insurance coverage includes the summer months.

In addition, assistantships pay a small stipend. Stipends are prorated for .25 FTE appointments and for one-semester appointments.

PhD students are eligible to receive up to $350 in research support funding annually, while they are within their funded period. Research support funds may be used for travel, equipment, data purchase, and other resources.

More information about financial aid is available at students.asu.edu/graduate/finances and graduate.asu.edu/pay-for-college