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 $18,450 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.
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.