Financing your Degree
The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health has put together a resource page to assist public health students with funding their public health degree. A main concern students express relates to how they can finance their public health education. This web page includes a plethora of tips and resources to assist prospective and current students seeking strategies in funding their education.
The school awards scholarships primarily before the fall term. Very few awards are processed for spring terms. An academic year includes the fall, spring, and summer terms of the noted award year. New students receive scholarship application information during final admission processing. Current students are contacted via school email with application instructions.
Assistantship positions at the school (teaching, research, and graduate) are available on a limited basis and typically are not offered to incoming master's students. Doctoral students may be offered an assistantship as part of the admission process. If a student is able to acquire an assistantship opportunity they will work with the employing department and/or principal investigator regarding the research and teaching assistantships. If a student is offered and accepts a GA/TA/RA position the student will have several required HR training modules assigned and required to be completed prior to final processing and being put on payroll. The HR liaison with the school will assist students in all HR matters.
Students wishing to pursue federal financial aid are encouraged to create and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) according to FAFSA deadlines for the relevant academic year. Federal financial aid (Title IV) emanates 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 the application and process after verifying enrollment and registration. Additional information can be found on the Texas A&M Office of Financial Aid website. School of Public Health students should consult with Texas A&M University Health Science Center staff before moving into or through any financial aid processes.
Note: U.S. financial aid under Title IV is not available for international students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa.
Student Travel Support
Students are eligible to participate in the TAMU 2017-2018 Graduate Student Travel Awards.
This program is supported by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Texas A&M Association of Former Students, and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. The purpose is to help support graduate student domestic and international travel related to conferences, academic presentations, research projects, and internships. Applications are currently being accepted.
To learn more visit: http://ogaps.tamu.edu/Buttons/Funding-Opportunities