Student Financial Support    

Texas A&M University at Galveston supports its graduate students with a wide array of financial resources. Most of our current students take advantage of multiple funding sources to help cover their school expenses. Students often receive support from a combination of assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.

Graduate Assistantships

Four different types of graduate assistantships are available for TAMUG graduate students: research, teaching, non-teaching, and lecturer assistantships. These paid positions

  • Provide a starting salary of $1850 monthly
  • Engage in research, teaching, and other department-related activities at the Galveston Campus
  • Require service of 20 hours per week and full-time enrollment status*
  • Provide optional insurance benefits
  • Qualify students for in-state tuition rates. Doctoral students serving in graduate assistantships may also have their tuition charges paid on their behalf.

Applications for assistantships are made via the academic department. Any inquiries should be directed toward the department of interest.

* Full-time enrollment status is defined as enrolled in 9 semester credit hours (SCH) per fall or spring semester and 6 SCH in summer. Lecturer assistantships are not required to be enrolled full-time.

Graduate Student Fellowships and Awards

Graduate Student Awards can help master’s thesis and doctoral students fund the cost of their education. Many types of fellowships are available for TAMUG and TAMU students at the Galveston Campus.

TAMUG Graduate Student Awards

TAMUG faculty mentors may nominate master’s thesis option and doctoral graduate students for competitive graduate student awards. Two types of awards are available: merit and diversity. Students granted a Graduate Student Award will receive

  • A paid graduate research assistantship for the duration of the fellowship
  • Medical insurance benefits
  • Tuition and fees paid for 24 semester credit hours (SCH) per year
Graduate and Professional School Fellowships (College Station students)

Graduate students of programs at the College Station campus may be nominated for graduate fellowships by their faculty mentors. These opportunities include the Aviles and Johnson Fellowship Program and the Pathways to the Doctorate Grants and Fellowships.

External Fellowships

A variety of external fellowships can also support graduate students. These are awarded by organizations outside the university, and each has their own application requirements, process, and deadlines.

Scholarships    

Many scholarships and grants are available for TAMUG graduate students. These opportunities can help cover school, travel, and other related expenses. All competitive, TAMUG-awarded scholarships of $1,000 or greater per academic year may also allow students to pay tuition at the in-state rate.

Erma Lee and Luke Mooney Graduate Student Research Travel Grant
Erma Lee and Luke Mooney Graduate Student Research Travel Grant

These travel grants are awarded to current Texas A&M University at Galveston graduate students to assist with research or travel expenses related to their course of study. Applications are accepted three times a year, fall, spring, and summer. Students cannot be awarded the Erma Lee and Luke Mooney Graduate Research Travel Grant in consecutive years.

Erma Lee and Luke Mooney Graduate Student Research Travel Grant - Click here for current application information and requirements.

Mooney Advisor Support Form.

Erma Lee and Luke Mooney Graduate Research Excellence Award
Erma Lee and Luke Mooney Graduate Research Excellence Award

This prestigious award is given to two students, one at the master’s level and one at the doctoral level, at the conclusion of their thesis or dissertation for excellence in marine-related research. Students will be nominated by their faculty advisor for this award. Nominations are accepted each fall, spring, and summer.  

Research Excellence Award - Click here for current application information and requirements.

Research Excellence Award Nomination Form

Galveston Graduate Student Association (GGSA)
Galveston Graduate Student Association (GGSA)

Students will apply directly to the Galveston Graduate Student Association (GGSA) for these travel awards. These monies are intended to supplement travel and research support for current Galveston graduate students.

Galveston Graduate Student Association (GGSA) Micro-Grants
Galveston Graduate Student Association (GGSA) Micro-Grants

Micro-grants are small ($100 or less) awards intended to provide supplies for Galveston graduate students. Many will use the grants for textbooks, business cards, or other research supplies.

Departmental Travel Grants
Departmental Travel Grants

These grants are given by the academic department to support graduate student research and travel. Any inquiries should be directed toward the department of interest.

Institutional Scholarships
Institutional Scholarships

Several other graduate student scholarship opportunities exist for current TAMUG graduate students. Click here to more details and application information.

Financial Aid    

A student’s financial aid eligibility is determined each year by their completed FAFSA application. For further information regarding financial aid and the FAFSA application, please visit the Financial Aid Office at TAMUG.

Veterans can get information and assistance with their military benefits by working with Veteran Services in College Station.