UT Tyler

The Graduate School

Financial Support

Fully admitted and provisionally/conditionally admitted graduate degree-seeking students may be eligible for financial aid. All non-degree seeking (post-baccalaureate or graduate) and certification-only students are ineligible for financial aid.

Those accepted into financial aid eligible programs are encouraged to complete a Federal Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA). The Office of Financial Aid has more information about this application, including deadlines, here.

New Graduate Fellowship 

Please read the information below, then APPLY HERE

Application deadlines can be found on our Graduate School Calendar.

The New Graduate Fellowship is a $1000 award available to domestic and international, Texas and non-Texas residents. With this award, non-Texas residents also qualify for in-state tuition during their first academic year of graduate study only. The academic year begins each fall and ends the following summer. The $1000 is awarded in $500 increments in each fall and spring semester. No awards are made in the summer.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be accepted into a graduate, degree-seeking program
  • Be in your first semester of graduate school at UT Tyler
  • Enroll full-time (Nine credit hours for the semester awarded. No awards will be made for semesters in which the student is not enrolled full-time.)
  • Meet or exceed at least one of the following criteria:
    • Final undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25
    • Final GPA of at least 3.25 on a prior master’s degree (official transcript required for verification)
    • Combined GRE score of 307
    • Total GMAT score of 500
    • Total MAT score of 410

*Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an award.

Important Notes for International Students: Those with foreign transcripts who wish to be considered for the award based on their GPA must submit an international transcript evaluation. Even if it is not required for admission, it is required if you want to be considered for the New Graduate Fellowship. The evaluation fee will be reimbursed (up to $200) after enrollment. Click this link to see how much money the New Graduate Fellowship can save you, even with the evaluation cost!

Important Notes for ALL Students: You must be admitted to your program BEFORE you apply for this award; applications for those who have not yet been admitted will be deleted. Be sure to complete all fields on the application; incomplete applications or those missing an essay will not be considered. All students, awarded and denied, will be notified via their Patriots Email.

A Second Chance for the New Graduate Fellowship 

The “Second Chance NGF” is an extension of the New Graduate Fellowship that is intended to assist students that were originally ineligible for the New Graduate Fellowship during their first semester. Eligible students may include but are not limited to, those previously denied because of GPA or test score ineligibility, those who began during the summer, and/or those who did not originally apply for the NGF. Please note that if you were previously denied the NGF for concerns of plagiarism, you are not eligible for this award. The Second Chance NGF is also $1000 and grants in-state tuition to out-of-state or foreign residents for the academic year.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have just completed your first semester of a graduate, degree-seeking program at UT Tyler
  • Be enrolled full-time (Nine credit hours for the semester awarded. No awards will be made for semesters in which the student is not enrolled full-time.)
  • Meet or exceed a first-semester GPA of 3.25

*Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an award.

The application for this award will be made available on this webpage the day after grades are posted each semester. Please check back once grades are posted to complete the application! Again, incomplete applications or those missing an essay will not be considered. All students, awarded and denied, will be notified via their Patriots Email.

New Graduate Fellowship Renewal

Depending on available funding, the Graduate School may offer a renewal of your New Graduate Fellowship (this includes both the traditional award and the Second Chance award).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Received the New Graduate Fellowship in your first semester or Second Chance NGF in your second semester
  • Be enrolled full-time (Nine credit hours for the semester awarded. No awards will be made for semesters in which the student is not enrolled full-time. If you are graduating and will not be enrolled full-time, you may submit a scholarship appeal.)
  • Meet or exceed a UT Tyler GPA of 3.25 so far

There is no application for a renewal of your New Graduate Fellowship. If the Graduate School has available funds, a list of past recipients and current GPAs will be consulted to make those awards. Renewal recipients will be notified via their Patriots Email.

Returning UT Tyler Graduate Students

UT Tyler has College Scholarship opportunities available for students that have attended for at least one year and have earned a UT Tyler GPA. These awards are managed by the Enrollment Services Center, and you can find more information on their website.