Financial Aid

All applications for admission to our graduate programs will also be considered for financial aid, and no separate application for financial aid is required. Our department offers many financial aid options to graduate students through several sources:

  • The University of Cincinnati provides merit-based graduate awards in the form of:
    • tuition scholarships known as University Graduate Scholarships (UGS);
    • graduate assistantships (GA), including Teaching Assistantship (TA) and Research Assistantships (RA), and
    • program-specific scholarships and fellowships.
  • Scholarship and fellowship support is also available from a diverse collection of external sponsors at the local, state, national, and international levels.
  • Need-based support for U.S. students may be obtained from federal and state sources.

All financial supports are competitive, and the funding decision will be made on the basis of the overall assessment of applicants' GPA of previous studies, GRE scores, recommendation letters, potential for working as TAs and RAs, and potential for academic success. Financial awards are normally given for the academic year, and the renewal of the awards is based on the funding availability and the review of student’s academic performance.