Funding and Support

Below is a summary of the Financial Aid opportunities for RCTE students.

Financial aid from the Graduate College is available only to students who maintain a 3.0 in all UA Graduate credit courses.

The RCTE program can award the following financial aid when it is made available from the Graduate College:


Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS)

These help cover tuition for an academic year or semester. Relatively few are available, and they are awarded to students in RCTE who do not have GTAships.



Due to recent government regulations these may be awarded to students who show financial need as outlined by filling out a form on the website.


How Financial Aid is Awarded in RCTE

In RCTE financial aid is available to incoming students and students who are making satisfactory progress. Note that to make satisfactory progress in RCTE, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 must be maintained. (The Graduate College requires a 3.0 for recipients of financial aid.)

Fellowship money may be awarded to incoming students.

Other Financial Aid may be available through the Graduate College

Note: Complete information about these scholarships can be found at the Graduate College Financial Resources page.


Graduate Access Fellowships

For incoming new UA graduate students. UA Graduate College's Graduate Access Fellowship is intended to broaden the access of U.S. students to graduate education and to promote the diversity of our graduate student body. Please contact the Program Assistant for more information.


EGU Travel Fund

Provides partial funding for students to attend professional meetings to present or share work on behalf of the University of Arizona and RCTE.


Information about additional opportunities are available from the Graduate College Financial Aid page.


English Summer Research Fellowships

The English Summer Research Fellowships are for promising research projects to be conducted over the summer in each of the terminal-degree graduate programs in English (MFA in CW, MA/PhD in Lit, PhD in RCTE) in the amount of $2500 each.


Graduate Student Research Fund

The Graduate Student Research Fund is set up for English Department graduate students to finance travel costs associated with conducting research or field work. Each graduate student may receive funding for only ONE research project per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). The Fund reimburses a maximum of $500. Applicants are encouraged to match these funds with other sources of support such as the SBSRI Pre-Dissertation Fund, GIDPAC, or a GIDP student research support fund.


Other Department Aid Opportunities

The Department offers other kinds of financial aid when available, including Writing Program coordinators, internships, and graderships.


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