Graduate Funding

Graduate assistantships may be available on a limited basis, contingent on availability of funds. We are uncertain whether such funding will be available for incoming MA TESL students for academic year 2021-22.

Funding Opportunities

Graduate Tuition Scholarships

Pending budget reconciliation, a small number of Graduate Tuition Scholarships may become available. Graduate Tuition Scholarships waive between 25% and 100% of in-state and/or out-of-state tuition for academically qualified students. These awards are based on seniority, academic standing (merit), and department budget. Scholarships cover tuition only, not fees.


Graduate Access Fellowships, up to $4000 a semester, are awarded to incoming domestic graduate students who have shown academic achievement despite facing challenging social, economic or educational

obstacles. Interested students should complete the eligibility form and also notify the Program Director after applying to the M.A. program online.

Returning Peace Corps Volunteers accepted by the program with assistantships or full scholarships are eligible for the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship, which provides additional funding in exchange for community service. Interested applicants should apply for that program separately, and also inform the Program Director after applying to the M.A. program online.

Other Support

Loans and scholarships are available to U.S. citizens separately through the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Students with proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic or Russian may choose to apply for a teaching assistantship by contacting the appropriate department. Those students with proficiency in less commonly taught languages like Korean, may find teaching opportunities through the Critical Languages Program, although CLP awards do not typically include GTA funding. Students interested in these opportunities should contact the appropriate department as well as the ELA Director to indicate interest.