Student Funding: College of Technology
Scholarships and Fellowships
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Please see the college website for a list of current scholarships and deadlines. Requirements and deadlines for scholarships vary by scholarship.
Doctoral Student Tuition Fellowship (DSTF)
DSTF Student Eligibility Requirements:
Graduate students determined by the College of Technology as eligible for support under this program will be awarded a fellowship amount equal to resident tuition and designated tuition charges for nine (9) credit hours for each fall and spring semester of eligibility, and six (6) credit hours for the summer. The GATF program does not cover mandatory or course fees, which remain the obligation of the student.
A student must be matriculated and in good academic standing in the College of Technology in a degree seeking graduate program. Students classified as post-baccalaureate (PB), pre-grad or non degree objective (NDO) are not eligible.
A cumulative graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 for all courses attempted is required for all graduate degree programs. For the purpose of the awarding DSTF, 1st year students (newly admitted) will have the minimum GPA requirement waived for their first semester.
Recipient of the DSTF may work no more than .50 FTE (on average 20/hrs/week) either on or off campus. This employment cap includes all employment, including internship work for graduate credit. Students with unauthorized overloads will have their DSTF retroactively revoked and will not be eligible for the DSTF in the subsequent semester.
A student must be enrolled a minimum of nine (9) semester credit hours for each full long semester of the award. For summer, students must be registered for a minimum of six semester credit hours during any combination of summer sessions.
Tuition for any additional credit hours in which a student enrolls over the minimum of nine (or six) will be charged to the student who will be responsible for the payment. Credit hour minimums apply only to courses taken for graduate credit applicable toward the student's degree objective. With the exception of required one-credit seminars that force a student be above or below full time enrollment, all funding requests above or below full time enrollment must be approved by General Petition. Reduced course load requests will only be approved in a student’s final semester; students may only have one final semester.
Eligible Master’s degree students may receive the DSTF for a maximum of two years (four long semesters) for student in a Master’s program.
Student’s whose tuition is paid through other financial aid sources (e.g. Hazelwood), are not eligible to receive the DSTF
A student who fails to meet all of the criteria for eligibility throughout the entire semester will have their Fellowship revoked retroactively, will be billed for full tuition, and designated tuition charges.
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies manages the distribution of DSTF awards to students.
Graduate student assistants are graduate students in good standing enrolled full-time who hold a graduate student appointment requiring the performance of such duties as classroom instruction, academic advising, reading papers and examinations, supervision, or research responsibilities. There are six graduate student appointment categories at University of Houston. Graduate student assistantships encompass the positions of teaching fellow, teaching assistant, instructional assistant, research assistant, and graduate assistant.
Catalog Publish Date: January 14, 2013
This Page Last Updated: December 21, 2012