Financial assistance, primarily in the form of assistantships, is available to all graduate students on a competitive basis. Teaching assistantships provide the following compensation:
- A stipend of $18,108 for a 9-month teaching assistantship
- A tuition grant for any student with a teaching assistantship of 0.25 FTE or greater
- Eligibility for a variety of other benefits, including health services, and membership in the Alabama Credit Union, and an additional stipend for single coverage health insurance (provided by the UA Graduate School).
First year GTAs’ duties may consist of tutoring or conducting problem sessions for courses taught in large lecture sections. Assignments for problem sessions may vary. For GTAs teaching their own sections, a normal load is two 3-credit-hour courses.
Fellowships and Scholarships
The Department of Mathematics awards the enhanced GTA: the same stipend as a standard GTA, 1/2 teaching load, and guaranteed summer support of $3,000 each year.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers Dean’s Merit awards to new incoming students.
The University’s Graduate School website maintains Graduate Student Awards.