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 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
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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
https://financialaid.utah.edu/

On-Campus Housing Contact

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

University Student Apartments
1945 Sunnyside Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801-581-8667
http://www.apartments.utah.edu/