Graduate Funding

The College of Science fully funds virtually all doctoral graduate students with competitive financial support packages. This support includes stipend, tuition payments and health care benefits, which is associated with employment as graduate research or teaching assistantships. Taking into account the possibility of paid or waived tuition, benefits and stipends total compensation for a College of Science graduate student can approach $35,000 per year. For more information, contact your respective department of interest.

Assistantship Stipends

Three types of graduate assistantships (teaching, research, non-teaching) are available through the College and its departments, as well as in University-affiliated agencies and administrative offices. Salaries range from $17,000 to $25,000 per year, depending on the department and position.

Tuition & Fee Payments

All graduate tuition is paid by the University or via research funds for every graduate student employed as a research or teaching assistant. Some programs provide additional funding for graduate fees. For non-Texas residents, all out-of-state (non-resident) tuition is waived.


Graduate employees also are eligible for generous insurance benefits.

The College of Science also facilitates other avenues for funding graduate education. Texas A&M fellowships for a total of more than $500,000 are allocated to science graduate students annually. In addition, our students are highly competitive for NIH, NSF and other foundation funded graduate fellowships and awards.


Graduate students are eligible to be nominated by departments for a variety of fellowships through university-affiliated units, such as the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies These include merit, diversity and distinguished teaching and research awards. Dissertation improvement and research travel grants are also available.

Financial Aid

Texas A&M's Scholarships & Financial Aid is one of the biggest of its kind in the country, yet it maintains a sincere dedication to customer service and friendly advice for the students it serves. Students should contact departmental advisors for information on available financial aid-based scholarships.


The College of Science coordinates the awarding of a variety of subject-specific scholarships funded by friends and donors. These awards range from multi-year scholarships worth thousands of dollars to one-time meritorious achievement awards of $500-$1,000. Students should contact departmental advisors on scholarship availability and eligibility.