Student Financial Support

The majority of SLAT students receive funding for graduate study through Graduate Associate in Teaching (GAT) positions in cooperating departments and the Center for English as a Second Language. The cooperating departments generally make the final decision on the awarding of GAT positions. Graduate Research Associate positions are also available on an extremely limited basis. Graduate Research and Teaching positions cover all or part of a student’s tuition costs (depending on the level of hire). Benefits also include a regular stipend paid biweekly, student health insurance coverage through the UA Campus Health Service, and discounts at the University of Arizona Bookstore.

In addition to Graduate Teaching and Research Associateships, a limited number of tuition and registration scholarships are available to waive the cost of in-state and/or out-of-state tuition. The potential availability of fellowships through the University of Arizona Graduate College varies from year to year, and are allotted to prospective students on a competitive basis. Decisions on scholarships and fellowships are made by the SLAT Executive Council during the application process each year.

Prospective students have the opportunity to indicate their interest in financial support for graduate study in the online SLAT application. For continuing students, the yearly Academic Progress Report serves as an application for continuing financial assistance.  

The Graduate College administers University Fellowships and Access awards.  For more information on these awards and many others, please see the financial information on their website:  


Are you eligible as a WICHE student?  

Find out here:   wrgp_flyer.pdf.