Financial Assistance

gp_financialGraduate Teaching Assistantship

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are limited in number and are primarily awarded to first-year incoming graduate students.  Traditionally, partial GTA (one semester) positions are awarded, however, a stellar applicant may be awarded a full GTA position (two semesters). On rare occasions, second-year students will be awarded a partial GTA if they have demonstrated excellence within their peer group, or have not received a prior GTA and are deemed as strong candidates based upon their scholastic success. Actual funding for Graduate Teaching Assistantships varies from year to year and depends upon the availability of funds. Graduate students who have been awarded GTA positions are expected to maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. If students have been awarded a full GTA position, and their GPA drops below a 3.5 during the first semester of the award, their GTA may be revoked pending a case review. These positions pay a monthly stipend and cover resident or non-resident tuition for first-year GTA and resident tuition for second year GTA. It is assumed that first-year graduate students who are awarded a GTA position will establish Colorado residency by the beginning of their second year in the program. Assistantships generally constitute a half-time workload which, is 20 hours per week. Teaching assistantships will be awarded by Graduate Students Committee. Students considering applying for a GTA position should complete their application by February 15 and send it to the Ethnic Studies Department, Chair of the Graduate Student Committee. Actual funding from year to year depends upon the availability of funds. These positions pay a monthly stipend and cover resident or non-resident tuition for first-year GTA and resident tuition for second year GTA.

Other Financial Opportunity

For those with experience we offer an opportunity to teach a stand-alone class when available.

Fellowships, Scholarships, Loans, and Grants

The University offers assistance in locating Graduate Funding Opportunities for new and continuing students. The opportunities include CSU funding, non-CSU funding, loans, student employment, and access to a national database of funding opportunities.