Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

Graduate Students: Beginning full-time graduate students who meet all qualifications may apply for financial assistance from the UNT office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. In addition, beginning and continuing students may apply for financial assistance from the Department of Linguistics. This assistance can be in the form of hourly assistantships, teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, or research assistantships. The positions are competitive and awarded through an application process. Departmental financial aid for continuing students who have not already been offered aid is awarded on the basis of their academic performance, their proficiencies and the departmental needs.

The deadline for applying for departmental financial assistance is:

  • June 15 for the current academic year

Financial Support Application (PDF)

Available Grants

Raupe Travel Grant

Haj Ross Squibber Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the Linguistics department. Applications will be accepted starting December 2023 to be awarded in Spring 2024. Eligible students will have an undergrad GPA of 3.5 or graduate GPA of 3.75. Students must submit a 300-word letter expressing his or her interest in the award and discussing past experience and future plans in linguistics. Students can apply through the Eagle Scholarship Portal under the MyUNT portal

This scholarship is in honor of Dr. John Robert “Haj” Ross, whose contributions to Linguistics are significant over his 50-year career. In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, awardees are automatically eligible for in-state tuition rates. 

UNT College of Information Scholarships

The College of Information offers several awards to students studying in programs within the Departments of Information Science, Linguistics, or Learning Technologies. Students may apply to all scholarships for which they are eligible, but only one scholarship is awarded per person. Linguistics students can apply to varying college-level scholarships.

UNT Scholarships

UNT offers many different types and levels of scholarships.  

Teaching Assistantships

Each year, the Department of Linguistics offers a number of teaching assistantship (TA) positions to eligible graduate students. Specific duties of a TA include: assisting a faculty member in teaching and grading student assignments, preparing instructional materials, tutoring students, supervising tests and/or assessments, etc.

Research Assistantships

Graduate and undergraduate research assistantships are sometimes available from faculty members engaged in research projects generally funded by external agencies (e.g. National Science Foundation). These assistantships are awarded at the discretion of the individual faculty members and are based on the qualifications and skills needed for doing the kind of work required of the student assistants.

Graduate Student Assistantship for Doctoral Students in IS PhD

The department annually awards one graduate student assistantship to support graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Science with a concentration in Linguistics.

Tuition Support

Graduate students working for 20 hours a week (as TAs, RAs, or GSAs) are eligible for in-state tuition rates. In addition, students who receive a competitive scholarship (at least $1000) are also eligible for in-state tuition rates. The department offers a limited number of (in-state) tuition awards each year. Terms and conditions for eligibility may be determined by the funding source. For details, contact the department chair.