Financial Support

Please be advised, financial support is not guaranteed with admission. However, some financial support is available for eligible students in the Ph.D. program.

International Student Scholarships reduce tuition to in-state rates for international students as long as they remain in good standing in the program.

To be eligible you must be:

  • Designated an international student
  • Entering the program in the fall semester
  • Admitted to the UA Little Rock Graduate School for the first time
  • Nominated by a faculty member in the CIS program

Teaching Assistantships are funded by the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSTEM) to assist faculty members with instruction, grading, and other course related duties.

  • Full-time assistantship pays for 9 hours of tuition per semester and a monthly stipend of $1,500.
  • Half-time pays for 4.5 hours of tuition and a monthly stipend of $750.
  • Neither full-time nor half-time pays for registration fees, books, housing, or other expenses.
  • These assistantships are generally renewable depending on college funding and student and instructor evaluations of performance.

Research Assistantships are awarded by faculty members in CSTEM via grant funding for research. These usually have the same tuition and stipend benefits as the teaching assistantships, but the students are selected by the principal research investigator based on a match of the students skills with tasks in the research project. Renewal depends on performance and the period of the grant funding.

Graduate Assistantships are available at a limited number to qualified full-time students and support teaching and research opportunities. To be eligible,  you must be a registered full-time student taking at least 9 credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters and you are prohibited from any other employment. Tuition is paid for 9 credit hours, and a stipend is provided for living expenses. Students must pay registration fees, and buy textbooks and any necessary support materials.