Costs and Financial Aid | Department of Anthropology

Costs and Financial Aid

The cost of a graduate course at UNT is calculated on the basis of tuition, related fees, and the number of course credits, and is subject to change. A complete list, a tuition calculator, and an explanation of UNT fees can be found on the Student Financial Services page.

*Please note that students in the online program living out-of-state are charged Out-of-State Teaching Fees (OSTF) rather than tuition.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Anthropology Department has several mechanisms in place to support graduate students.

Anthropology Department Scholarships
The Anthropology Department offers a range of scholarships, including $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 awards, as well as 1st year Teaching Assistantships (TAs) and 2nd year Research Assistantships (RAs) that come with 3 hours of tuition waivers per semester through the Tuition Benefit Program (TBP). Additional support mechanisms are available for travel to professional conferences and thesis research at the department, College (CLASS), and Toulouse Graduate School levels. Scholarship awards are applied towards a student account, and are usable for fees, tuition, or the online out-of-state-teaching-fee (OSTF).

Decisions are based on demonstrated academic achievement. To be eligible for these, online students must maintain a minimum of 6 hours per semester; on-campus students must maintain a minimum of 9 hours. New students interested in applying for department scholarships should complete this form and submit it to the Anthropology Department with your application for admission to the master's program. Application Deadline: January 15th.

Anthropology Department Instructional Assistantships (IAs)
The Anthropology Department has a limited budget to hire graduate student assistants every year. If you receive an assistantship, you will be assigned as an Instructional Assistant (IA) at 19-20 hours a week, for approximately $5,400 per semester. Assistantships can qualify on-campus students for in-state tuition rates. These are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis. New and continuing students interested in receiving an assistantship should contact Melissa Tanner prior to the start of each semester.

Re Calderón Scholarship
In memory of Salustia Arteaga, the Re Calderón Scholarship is granted to an anthropology graduate student every other academic year. It's funded by a generous donation from Dr. Alicia Re Cruz and her husband, Dr. Jose Calderón. Students should express special interest in social justice issues when talking about their research agenda. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 toward tuition and fees. The scholarship is typically announced in the fall semester.

Other UNT Graduate Scholarships
Other scholarships are also available through the UNT's Toulouse Graduate School.

Loans and Grants
Be sure to check with both the UNT Financial Aid Office and the Student Accounting Office when applying for financial assistance. The Financial Aid Office recommends that students fill out their FAFSA early and apply for loans or grants by April 15 for the following fall semester. Please note that if you are applying for the late department admission deadline you may be too late to receive a loan for summer (if you need to take the leveling course), and you may also be too late to receive fall financial aid. Financial aid counselors are available to answer your questions by e-mail or phone; see the Financial Aid Office's website for more details. Students must be enrolled at least part time to receive federal financial aid, see financial aid policies.

UNT Career Center Unpaid Internship Scholarship

The UNT Career Center is offering scholarships in the form of stipends for current students participating in unpaid internships. The intention of the scholarship is to encourage and support experiential learning opportunities that help students prepare for their careers.

Selected recipients will receive a scholarship in the form of a stipend of up to $500.00. The number of awards and dollar amounts will be based on available program funds and demonstrated student interest and need. Within a few weeks after the application deadline for the semester has passed, applicants will be notified as to whether they have been selected. This is a competitive scholarship, and the entirety of the application will be factored into the selection process. Typically, selected recipients will receive funding in one disbursement towards the end of the semester once completion of the majority of internship hours can be verified.