Stipends vary according to the amount of work required and the experience of the student. Full-time awards include a minimum stipend of approximately $13,000 for the nine-month academic year, with several awards having higher stipend amounts. Tuition scholarship awards covering up to nine credit hours of tuition per semester are also available. Students awarded financial assistance must be enrolled in at least nine hours of graduate work during the fall and spring semesters. Students must also maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in graduate studies to remain on an assistantship, fellowship, or scholarship. The University of Tulsa considers that a full-time graduate student receiving a graduate assistantship has a full-time commitment. Any employment in addition to the assistantship without the written permission of the Graduate School is specifically prohibited. Any violation of this policy will result in the immediate termination of the assistantship. Applicants interested in a teaching or research assistantship should submit their application for admission no later than February 1st for admission the next fall semester. Some specialized assistantship, fellowship, and scholarship programs have a deadline of January 15th and require the submission of a separate application. Please consult the specific award program for the correct application deadline.
Need-Based Financial Aid
Need-based financial assistance for all students is handled by the Office of Student Financial Services. For more information about these funding opportunities, see their website.