Graduate Studies

Financial Support

We automatically consider financial supports for all admitted graduate students, unless they have other fund sources.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Regular Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) provide the following compensation:

  • A stipend of $21,582 (effective August 16, 2023) 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, membership in the Alabama Credit Union, and a 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.

For a list of all benefits available to graduate students at The University of Alabama, refer to the Graduate Assistant Guide published by the UA Graduate School.

group of graduate students and faculty
Math graduate teaching assistants and faculty members at the 2014 grad student appreciation luncheon. Front row: Drs. Min Sun, Vo Liem, Tavan Trent, Shan Zhao, James Wang and Pu Wang. Second row: GTAs Mengyi Ying, Xuan He, Wufeng Tian, YuanYuan Song, Phylisicia Carter, Veny Liu, Erin Watley, Kaitlyn Perry, Debendra Banjade, Laxmi Chataut, Xuan He, Tania Hazra. Back row: GTAs Back-Xin Luo, Alex Barnes, David Neal, Todd Neal, Toyin Alli, Timothy Homan, Khanh Dinh, Bryan Sandor, Cong Hoang, Mengpu Chen, Mingwei Sun, Huy Vo, Soumyadip Acharyya, Zhihan Wei

Fellowships and Scholarships

The Department of Mathematics awards the enhanced GTA, which is a combination of the Ainsworth Fellowship and a half GTA, with the same stipend and 1/2 teaching load of a standard GTA.

Summer supports are usually available in the forms of fellowships, teaching, or research assistantships.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers Dean’s Recruitment and Opportunity Awards to new incoming students.

The University’s Graduate School website maintains Graduate Student Awards.