Scholarships & Funding

Tuition & Fees

UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator

Arizona Online Optics Distance Learning Tuition Information

UA Campus Health Service Fees and Insurance

Funding

Eligibility for need-based grants, loans, scholarships and federal work-study programs is determined by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. Many UA financial assistance programs for students are based on need; therefore, students are urged to file the FAFSA whether or not they intend to obtain federal student loans.

Students are notified when new funding opportunities are available, and they are always encouraged to seek other sources of scholarship.

FAFSA

UA Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

UA Financial Aid Forms

UA VETS Center

OSC Internal Scholarships

OSC External Scholarships

For Graduate Students

Nearly all first-year Ph.D. students are offered funding packages, which may include research or teaching assistantships, fellowships, scholarships or nonresident tuition waivers. Students will seek positions within research groups and will continue to be funded throughout their academic career as research assistants. Admitted students may also sign up each semester to be considered for a teaching assistant position.

Funding for M.S. students is available on a case-by-case basis. Research assistantships can be found with individual advisers, especially for those writing theses. Teaching assistantships are only available to those M.S. students who have direct experience in the material for a course. In both cases, the M.S. student must apply for graduate assistantships through their adviser (for RA) or through the Academic Program office (for TA). Graduate assistantships cover partial or full tuition and health care and provide a small stipend. M.S. students may also apply to internal graduate student scholarships when announced.

Graduate Student Appointments

OSC Graduate Student RA & TA Appointments

UA Graduate College Student Appointments Information and Resources

Tuition Waivers

WICHE WRGP Graduate Student Tuition Waiver

Travel Grants

UA GPSC Travel Grants for Professional Conferences

 

If you need additional information or have further questions regarding tuition, fees, and funding please contact grad-funding@optics.arizona.edu.