Scholarships and Financial Aid

One hundred percent of Department of Theatre and Dance graduate students receive some form of financial support in one or more of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services, and outside funding or employment.

Tuition Rates

Tuition costs for Texas residents are among the lowest of all fifty states, and nonresident tuition costs compare favorably with those of other institutions. All tuition rates and fees are subject to change to each year.

Department of Theatre and Dance Funding

Department of Theatre and Dance funding is typically based on students’ grades and overall merit. Each program of study determines funding awards differently. Please contact the program contact for specific information about funding:

M.F.A. in Dance: Charles O. Anderson

M.F.A. in Design and Technology: Susan Mickey 

M.F.A. in Directing: Kirk Lynn

M.F.A. in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities:
Megan Alrutz

M.F.A. in Playwriting: Kirk Lynn

M.A./M.F.A./Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice: Charlotte Canning

Financial Aid

For students who need additional financial support beyond fellowships or assistantships, financial aid is available. Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin may apply for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs administered by Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS) by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additional financial assistance is available through various programs that provide tuition and fee exemptions for Texas residents who meet certain criteria. These programs allow some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.