The Office of Graduate Education

Funding your Graduate Education


UT Dallas offers the option of a variable tuition rate or a guaranteed tuition plan. Tuition and fee charges cap at the 12 credit hour rate under either plan. The Variable Tuition Plan will adjust each year and is the default plan for all entering students. All new students are eligible to lock in their tuition rate for four years by opting to the UT Dallas Guaranteed tuition Plan. For additional information about the Guaranteed Tuition Plan, please call the UT Dallas Bursar’s Office at 972-883-2612 or visit

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Many graduate programs offer teaching and research assistantships that give graduate students the opportunity to teach classes, and conduct field work and laboratory experiments.

Financial Aid

Several scholarships for graduate students are offered. U.S. citizens may apply for financial aid through the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.

Eugene McDermott Graduate Fellowship

The Eugene McDermott Graduate Fellows Program is designed to prepare outstanding doctoral students for careers in leading research enterprises. The University’s schools, departments and programs recruit distinguished doctoral students from across the nation and around the world. Each year, some of the most talented of these are named Eugene McDermott Graduate Fellows. McDermott Fellows receive a four-year award package that annually includes a 12-month stipend of $36,000, health insurance, tuition and fees, discretionary budget of $10,000, professional development, and other enrichment opportunities.