Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships: General Information

  • Approximately 40-60% of graduate students in Kinesiology receive funding
  • In most cases, graduate student funding also includes partial to full waiver of graduate tuition
  • Minimum stipends required for partial or full tuition waiver change regularly (see below)
  • Classification of graduate students who receive funding include:
    • TA, teaching assistants, teaching must be part of the student’s responsibility
    • RA, research assistants, must be paid from an external research grant account
    • GA, graduate assistants, paid by a department but not by an external research grant account, no teaching involved
    • Graduate fellow, graduate fellows, paid by fellowship that does not cover tuition
  • teaching assistants and RAs receiving a full tuition waiver are eligible for the Graduate School’s subsidized health insurance policy (see below)

Tuition Benefit Program (TBP)

  • All students receiving a tuition waiver of any sort must be familiar with the TBP guidelines. Please refer to the Graduate School website for more information
  • All students on the TBP must sign paperwork in the Kinesiology office at the beginning of each semester
  • All students on the TBP must register for a minimum of 9-12 credit hours each fall and spring semester
    • teaching assistants, GAs and Graduate fellows are recommended to register for 12 credit hours
      • teaching assistants, GAs, and Graduate fellows are not supported on the TBP in summer semester
      • teaching assistants, Gas, and Graduate fellows who register for more than 12 credit hours will have to pay for the additional tuition
    • RAs may register for up to 11 credit hours per semester
      • RAs who register for more than 11 credit hours will have to pay for the additional tuition
      • In some cases, RAs may receive TBP support in summer semester for 3 credit hours
  • All students on the TBP must pay special fees (such as lab and course fees)
  • The TBP only covers graduate-level coursework
  • A 3.0 GPA must be maintained by all students on the TBP

Graduate Student Health Insurance

  • All teaching assistants and RAs receiving a full waiver of tuition may choose to receive the subsidized health insurance
  • Eligible students must accept or decline the subsidized health insurance policy by completing the declaration form at the beginning of each fall and spring semester
  • Go to the Graduate School website and links to Students and Health Insurance Program for details
  • GAs and Graduate fellows are not eligible for the subsidized health insurance policy, but may still pay for the policy in full
  • Teaching assistants and RAs who do not receive a full tuition waiver are not eligible for the subsidized health insurance policy, but may still pay for the policy in full

Applications

Mail printable application forms to:

  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Dept. of Health, Kinesiology, & Recreation
  • 250 S. 1850 E. Room 241
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0920

Graduate Teaching Assistantship Application

  • Those wishing to be considered for TA positions must complete the TA Application Form
  • TA positions may include activity/fitnKinesiology courses, some online courses, laboratory sections, assisting faculty with courses
  • Some TA opportunities require completion of the College Teaching series
  • Deadline for completing the TA Application Form is Feb. 1
  • International students must be cleared through the International Teaching Assistant program. See the ITA link on the Graduate School website for more information.

PEAK Health and FitnKinesiology Assistantship Application Form (pdf)

  • Those wishing to be considered for PEAK Health and FitnKinesiology TA positions must complete the PEAK Health and FitnKinesiology Assistantship Form
    • Download
    • Type responses and print
    • Mail to the Department
  • The PEAK Health and FitnKinesiology Assistantships are specialized TA positions
  • These positions are generally awarded to students in Exercise Physiology
    • Applicants for this position must have skills in teaching fitnKinesiology-related topics and in conducting fitnKinesiology testing
    • Activities may involve fitnKinesiology testing, teaching faculty and staff fitnKinesiology courses, and conducting biometric testing
    • Deadline for completing the PEAK Health and FitnKinesiology Assistantship Application Form is Feb. 1

Scholarships and Other Funding for Current Graduate Students

Research Assistantships:

  • RA opportunities may be awarded by individual faculty members with research funding

Scholarships

Institutional Financial Aid and Housing

General U of U Financial Aid Contact

Financial Aid and Scholarships
201 South 1460 East, Room 105
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-581-6211
http://www.sa.utah.edu/finance/

On-Campus Housing Contact

Office of Residential Living
5 Heritage Center
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-2036
801-587-2002
http://www.housing.utah.edu/

University Student Apartments
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Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801-581-8667
http://www.apartments.utah.edu/