Graduate Financial Aid

The University of Georgia and the College of Environment and Design offer various scholarships, fellowships, tuition waivers, and assistantships to help MEPD and MHP students defray the cost of graduate school.

In the second and third years of the MLA program, Georgia students are eligible for donation-funded scholarships and fellowships from the College of Environment and Design itself. These programs support various combinations of tuition, travel, and individual research. The program coordinator can assign MLA students graduate assistantships based on funding from the CED, the University of Georgia Graduate School, and outside granting agencies. Finally, some students from outside Georgia are eligible for out-of-state tuition waivers, which can be acquired based on state of residence, academic merit, or a change of residency. While every attempt is made to seek funding for graduate students, it is not guaranteed.

Academic Common Market

The SREB Academic Common Market is an agreement among some states to share uncommon academic programs at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels. Residents of participating states without an in-state graduate program can enroll at Georgia for the same price as a Georgia resident. To participate in this program, you must be admitted into a CED graduate program and obtain certification of residency from your home state’s Common Market coordinator.

In-state Tuition

Georgia residency status, with the associated in-state tuition may be available to some students. This is determined by the State of Georgia and is not controlled by the University or its departments. Provisions are listed in the University’s graduate bulletin.

Graduate Assistantships

The Graduate School awards University-wide assistantships to entering students on the basis of academic merit and other criteria. To be eligible, students must complete their graduate school applications by February 15 and be sponsored by the College. No special application is required; all entering students who meet the criteria are considered.

University-wide assistantships require 13 hours of work each week, in addition to an academic load requirement of 12 semester hours. The stipend each month for the nine months of the academic year.

The College of Environment and Design awards departmental assistantships on the basis of academic achievement and job skills required. These assistantships are open to all students. Courseload and work requirements are the same as for university-wide assistantships, but departmental assistantships are assigned on a semester-by-semester basis.

CEDAA Graduate Fellowship

Established in 1985, the College of Environment and Design’s Alumni Association continues to support a graduate fellowship endowment. This fund provides financial support to incoming graduate students that are NEW to CED. Currently, one funding award is provided annually to each of the three graduate programs. Selection is made in the late summer/early fall, and determination of the award is made jointly by the Dean and the respective graduate program coordinators. Students who receive the award are expected to remit thank you letteres to the President of the College’s Alumni Association and attend Alumni Weekend activities each spring