Campus Funding Opportunities
To apply for federal financial aid and university loans listed below (Federal Work Study, Federal Perkins Loan, University loans & Ford Direct Loans) you must complete a FAFSA each academic year. Preference will be given to those students whose FAFSA has been received by February 1. If you apply for federal financial aid at any other time of the year, Missouri S&T will attempt to fill your financial needs to the extent that funds or opportunities are available.
Admission application review processes for graduate applicants are coordinated by the Graduate Studies Office.
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
Part-time teaching is mandatory in some departments, the purpose being achievement of professional experience and self-development. Departmental policies on this matter vary and inquiry should be made to the appropriate chair. Permissible schedules for graduate students holding part-time teaching appointments are described under "Permissible Schedules." Remuneration varies according to the number of academic hours taught. Half-time assistantships at $14,000 for the academic year require 20 hours per week of effort. In-state student status for fee purposes is acquired by all graduate assistants employed 25 percent time or more.
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
Graduate research assistantships are offered by departments. Half-time graduate assistant stipends pay up to $14,000 per academic year. Holders of assistantships devote approximately 20 hours per week to laboratory effort and are, therefore, limited to a maximum of 12 credit hours of academic study per semester. Research credits toward a degree may require effort beyond that required of the appointment. A number of positions are available during the summer months. In-state student status for fee purposes is acquired by all graduate assistants employed 25 percent time or more.