The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Mexican American Studies School of Interdisciplinary Programs and Community Engagement

Financial Assistance

MAS offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships to students pursuing the MAIS in MAS

  • Assistantships carry with them a stipend of approximately $10,000/year
  • GA's work with the MAS Program 20 hours a week
  • Non-Texas residents with a GA position may obtain a waiver for the out-of-state portion of tuition. Students will need to fill out appropriate paperwork with the Registrar's Office
  • GA's eligible to purchase health insurance through UTRGV with UTRGV paying a portion of the premium
  • For more information on Travel Scholarships for UTRGV Graduate students please visit the Office of Graduate Studies
  • Graduate College Scholarship
  • General Financial Aid for Graduate Students

For additional information please contact the MAS Graduate Studies Director, Dr. Stephanie Alvarez at or