Financial Aid

Financial Aid, Tuition and Fees

Through a generous gift from the Hall family, the economics department annually offers up to three Hall graduate assistantships and several fellowships. In addition to the Hall awards, the university provides the department and the Center for Business and Economic Research two to three state-supported graduate assistantships for students pursuing their M.A. in economics.

Graduate Assistantships

Both the Hall and university-sponsored graduate assistantships provide students a stipend ($10,000 for the 2006-07 academic year), along with tuition and fee waivers. The waiver covers most of the per-credit-hour fee. The tuition waiver covers the full amount of the out-of-state tuition. Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week for the economics department during the school year in exchange for compensation. Assistantships are offered for a full academic year. Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship must send an application to the Dean of the Graduate College. Students must be accepted into the Economics' M.A. program to be eligible for a graduate assistantship. The department awards graduate assistantships through a competitive process. Students are encouraged to file their applications for a graduate-assistantship and admission to the Economics M.A. program as soon as possible. Full information on graduate assistantships, and other forms of financial aid, is found in the graduate catalog.

Hall Fellowships

In addition to the graduate assistantships, the department offers qualified students financial aid in the form of Hall Fellowships that range from $500 to $2,500 per semester. Students interested in applying for a Hall Fellowship must send a GA application to the Dean of the Graduate College. Hall Fellowships are awarded through a competitive process and students are encouraged to file their applications as soon as possible. Students receiving Hall Fellowships and graduate assistantships must enroll in, at least, 6 credit hours of study in the economics M.A. program.

2006-07 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the 2006-07 academic year are available at the Cashiering Office.