Funding and Program Costs


The School of Human Environmental Sciences (HESC) offers a few 9-month assistantships each year.  The number of positions available depend on the number of funded students who are graduating.  The assistantship pays the tuition of the funded student plus a monthly stipend in exchange for 20 hours of work responsibility. 

Graduate assistantship positions are awarded and managed by the department you are enrolled in. These positions may involve teaching, research, or administrative support. To qualify, students must be admitted into the Graduate School and accepted into an HESC degree program.

Assistantships are competitive. Therefore, applicants must put forth full effort when applying and turn in materials promptly after being admitted into the graduate school.

How to Apply for an Assistantship

Complete the Graduate Assistant Application after being admitted by the Graduate School.

Upload your complete Graduate Assistant Application through your admissions portal or email it directly to the School of Human Environmental Sciences graduate program at



Every year the School of Human Environmental Sciences awards approximately $150,000 in scholarships to our students, including graduate students. Visit the School of Human Environmental Sciences scholarship page for a list of scholarships and their requirements.


Travel Grants

The Graduate School offers support for costs related to travel and research through travel grants. Students may receive one grant per fiscal year (July 1-June30) and must use the grant in a single travel instance. Additional grants may be available through the Graduate Professional Student Congress if funds are available. Visit the travel grant page on the GSIE website for more information.

Tuition for 2023-2024

Graduate Tuition:
$437.54 per credit hour (Arkansas resident)
$1,190.02 per credit hour (non-Arkansas resident)
Note: A technology charge of $30.00/credit hour fee is charged on courses taught in state via distance education in addition to the graduate tuition amounts listed above.

Great Plains IDEA Tuition:
Tuition/fees for Great Plains IDEA courses are $600 per credit hour.
U of A students enrolling in an elective course taught through the AG*IDEA consortium will pay the common price of tuition agreed to by the member institutions.

For more information about tuition and fees or to estimate tuition cost, visit the Treasurer's Office website.