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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 $17,964 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.

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: the same stipend as a standard GTA, ½ teaching load, and guaranteed summer support of $3,000 each year.College of Arts and Sciences offers Dean’s Merit award to new incoming students.

The University’s Graduate Catalog maintains a list of scholarship and financial aid resources for grad students.