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UTPA is committed to making graduate education affordable with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Texas.  You will maximize the return on your graduate education at UTPA. 

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Financial Assistance

Apply Early and plan ahead to get the financial assistance you need.  Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is easy and fast at  Please include UTPA on the list of schools you will send your application to by adding our FAFSA School Code 003599. For detailed information on the grants and loans available to graduate students visit the Financial Aid webpage.

Student Financial Services
Student Services Building 1.192
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541-2999


Assistantships give students the opportunity to work on campus (up to 20-hour workweeks) and are based on college/institutional demands and funds. Three types of assistantships are offered and include teaching, research and graduate. Please see your program director about the different assistantships available in your field of study. You should also visit for additional Graduate Assistantship opportunities.


UTRGV has several scholarship opportunities that can be applied for through ONE scholarship application. The UTRGV Scholarship becomes available in the Fall semester and must be submitted by January of each year. These scholarships are highly competitive so be sure to apply early! Visit the Scholarship page for more information and to start your application, TODAY!

As a graduate student, we also encourage you to look for external scholarships, as well, to help fund your graduate education. Below are just a few scholarships that you should look into:

Scholarships for UTRGV Employees:

External Scholarships: