Tuition & Financial Aid
Assistantships can become available at any time. As they become available, the department will send the opportunity to existing students with instructions for applications.
To qualify for an assistantship, U.S. resident students must be in good academic standing — a GPA of 3.0 or better — and be enrolled full time (minimum of nine semester credit hours during the fall or spring semester or a minimum of three semester credit hours during the 10-week summer session). Specific qualifications and experiences of the applicants particularly relevant for the tasks or research project are also taken into account. International students must be enrolled full-time, be in good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or better) and coordinate information with their Office of International Student Services adviser.
Scholarships are also available to students through the School of Public Health. Students should fill out an application and submit it to the Office of Student Affairs to be considered for a departmental scholarship. Student's are highly encouraged to seek out scholarships from outside sources to help offset costs. More information on scholarships and other types of financial aid can be found on the Texas A&M scholarship and financial aid website.
Students wishing to pursue federal financial aid are encouraged to create and submit a FAFSA according to FAFSA deadlines for the relevant academic year. Federal financial aid (title IV) administered in conjunction with the laws and rules governing federal aid emanate from the U.S. Department of Education. Students wishing to be considered for federal aid, stafford loans, PELL grants, etc., must submit the FAFSA. Once the FAFSA has been successfully submitted the Office of Financial Aid will access that application and process after verifying enrollment and registration. Additional information can be found at the Texas A&M Office of Financial Aid website.
The Office of Student Financial Aid will prepare a budget of estimated expenses for students attending each college of the Health Science Center. This cost of attendance includes estimates for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, transportation expenses, and miscellaneous expenses. The only direct costs to the student are tuition, fees, books, and supplies. The other costs will be determined by each individual students arrangements. Tuition estimates can be found on the Texas A&M Office of Financial Aid website.