Financial support for graduate students is most frequently provided through the academic unit in which the student is enrolled. This support may be in the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) or a named fellowship. The stipend amounts and number of awards vary from unit to unit. Students interested in consideration for such support should contact the principal graduate advisor or graduate officer in the respective unit for information on application procedures and deadlines.
Each semester, students who hold GTA or GRA appointments also may be recommended by their academic units for chancellor's GTA/GRA fee remission awards. These awards cover the basic graduate educational fee for six credit hours.
For students who are not residents of Missouri, an additional benefit of having a GTA or GRA appointment is that it qualifies them for a chancellor's non-resident fee remission. A minimum FTE of 25 percent (a full-time equivalent of 100 percent is 40 hours) is required to be eligible for this award.