Financial Aid & Costs


A limited number of fellowships are available to EER students. Students desiring to be considered for financial aid should include this request in the application materials submitted to EER. Preference for financial aid will be given to those applicants who meet the priority deadlines. Awards, which are merit based, will be for one year only, with renewal for the second year contingent on satisfactory performance. A fundamental indication of satisfactory performance will be the development of a well-conceived thesis proposal and establishment of a supervisory committee. Students seeking support for their second year should complete a support request application by April 15 of their first year.

Students may also be eligible for additional assistance in the form of traditional Research and Teaching Assistant positions (pending faculty offers) and EER Research Fellowships. EER Fellows will be asked to engage in research with faculty, present research summaries to faculty and student peers, and attend seminars as directed. A limited amount of funds per semester is available to support student expenses to attend and present papers at conferences or other similar scholarly activities.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition costs for Texas residents are among the lowest of all fifty states, and nonresident tuition costs compare favorably with those of other institutions. Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin generally support themselves in one of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services; and outside funding. More than 50 percent of all students in the graduate school receive some form of financial award.

Tuition Costs – Flat Rate Tuition for 2023-24 Academic Year

Long Semester – Fall/Spring (Costs are per semester and assume that you enroll in full-time hours). Nine hours (9) of coursework is considered full-time for a graduate student. 
Tuition/Fees* 9 hours
Texas Resident 4,834
Non-Resident 9,363

Dual Degree Students rates vary based on program and hours of coursework.