Teaching Assistantships are the primary source of financial support offered to graduate students. Many graduate students hope to teach at the University level after graduation; these assistantships will help provide substantial teaching experience to help prepare you for these positions.
A Teaching Assistantship or Graduate Assistantship provides a six-credit tuition waiver and a stipend and each is awarded for one semester. The Department limits graduate students to five assistantships during their degree program. You must apply before the deadline (September 15 for spring and February 15 for fall- check with graduate office in case these dates change) with an application available from the graduate office. You must be enrolled in six credit hours to qualify. For more information on Assistantships, see the graduate manual. Check the Office of Graduate Studies site for information on scholarships and Research and Travel Grants.
Launched in 2013, the CFA Dean’s Travel Grant Award program has been able to send over 200 students to study and perform around the globe. Applications are accepted each February. This grant is awarded to CFA majors who would like to participate in a learning experience, course, competition, festival, workshop, conference or other educational program outside of New Mexico. This grant can be up to $1,000.