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 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; assistantships are 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) with an application available from the Graduate Office. Check with the Graduate Office in case these dates change. You must be enrolled in at least six credit hours to qualify.
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.