Graduate Student Estimated Cost of Attendance
Questions about tuition and fees? Visit the financial aid site for more information on cost of attendance.
Cost of Attendance
Teaching And Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships (TA) and Research Assistantships (RA) contracts typically cover one academic year and most are awarded in the Fall.
Research Assistantships allow you an opportunity to do research supported by funds from sponsored projects. The terms of these appointments and the qualifications for them depend on the sponsoring agency and the faculty member.
Teaching Assistantships may be awarded to you to assist in the education of undergraduate students by conducting laboratories and assisting professors. The departments have a limited number of TAs to award: these are normally reserved for full-time degree students who have demonstrated academic excellence. It is a school policy that students with TAs do not have full responsibility for teaching courses.
Graduate Assistantships are awarded to supplement TAs and RAs to pay for your student fees, health insurance, etc. You may also be selected to receive a tuition award through this assistantship.
Additional information can be found on Assistantship Policies page
Tuition Payment Options
You may be eligible for financial aid as a graduate student. Loans are available for qualified U.S. domestic graduate students. You can find additional information on the financial aid process here: Graduate Financial Aid.
Below are links to financial aid search engines. The Graduate Office does not endorse any particular service. We encourage the use of any free service available for finding scholarships.
- FinAid: This free page gives you links to search engines, information on loans, special opportunities for specific types of students, and testing information.
- FastWeb: FastWEB is a database of private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
- IEFA: International Education Financial Aid website. Aids international students in finding funding for study.
- GradPrograms: The Graduate Program Guide for students created by students.
- GoodCall: A free search engine of reputable private scholarships available to students.
- IBP: Institute for Broadening Participation – Pathways to Science
Other Graduate Fellowships
- OIP – National and International Competitive Scholarships
- The Office of Graduate Studies does not endorse any of the following, manage the content, or comment on the following funding providers:
- American Concrete Institute
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Association of University Women Graduate Fellowships
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarships
- American Meteorological Society
- American Society for Engineering Education Fellowships
- American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Fellowships
- American Society of Civil Engineers Fellowships
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Loans, Scholarships and Fellowships
- American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship Program
- American Statistical Association Scholarships and Awards
- Associated General Contractors of America Graduate Scholarships
- Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships
- Association of Energy Engineers Scholarship
- Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
- Association for Women in Science Educational Foundation Graduate Fellowships
- AT&T Labs Internship Program
- Catching the Dream Native American Scholarship Fund
- Chemical Heritage Foundation Fellowships
- Cherokee Nation Scholarships
- Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers Scholarship
- Colorado Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Inc.
- Colorado Mountain Club Foundation Fellowships
- Colorado Scientific Society Memorial Research Funds (Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry)
- Council on Library and Information Resources Fellowships
- Daughters of the American Revolution American Indian Scholarship
- Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
- Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program
- Electrochemical Society Student Fellowships
- Environmental Leadership Program Fellowships
- Environmental Protection Agency Fellowships
- Ford Foundation Fellowships
- Foundry Educational Foundation
- Geological Society of America Research Grants and Fellowships
- Hertz Foundation Fellowship in Applied Physical Sciences
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarships
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- International Federation of University Women
- International Society for Optical Engineering
- International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique, and Applications Welch Foundation Scholarship
- Japanese American Citizens League National Scholarship and Awards Program
- Latin American Education Foundation
- League of United Latin American Citizens National Scholarship Fund
- Lindbergh Foundation Grants Program
- Link Fellowship Program
- Los Alamos National Laboratory Graduate Research Assistant Program
- Mazamas Graduate Student Research Grants
- Mineralogical Society of America Awards and Grants
- Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy
- NAACP Scholarship Program
- NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
- National Academies Fellowships
- National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowships
- National Federation for the Blind Student Scholarships
- National Italian American Foundation
- National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration Graduate Fellowships
- National Physical Science Consortium
- National Society of Professional Surveyors Scholarships
- National Wildlife Federation Fellowships
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Educational Opportunities for Grad Students
- Pathways to Science Fellowships MS PhD
- Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- P.E.O International Peace Scholarship Fund
- Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship
- Savannah River Ecology Lab Graduate Research Participation Program
- Seeley W. Mudd Memorial Fund Ph.D. Fellowships
- Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellowships & Scholarship
- Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Foundation Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship Program
- Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs
- Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship Program
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
- Structural Engineering Institute O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship
- United Negro College Fund-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
- Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships
- Women Chemists Committee Travel Awards
- Women Transportation Scholarships
- World Bank Scholarships and Fellowships
- Yanmar/SAE Scholarship
Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), promotes the sharing of higher education resources among the participating western states. Here at Mines, residents of the WICHE member states, listed below, who are enrolled in qualifying graduate programs may be eligible for discounted-rate tuition classification.
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
You may also qualify if you are from the following U.S. Territory/Commonwealth:
- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
- Federal States of Micronesia (FSM)
- Republic of the Marshall Islands
- You must be a legal resident of one of the participating WICHE-approved states (a list of states is mentioned above). This is determined from the tuition classification form that you fill out upon acceptance.
- You must reside in the WICHE-approved state for at least nine consecutive months prior to the beginning of the first academic term of WRGP acceptance.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.
- The WRGP tuition benefit must be awarded at the time of admission and will be noted in your Applicant Portal, once approved. It cannot be converted once the first day of your first semester starts as a new graduate student.
- Mines Combined students will qualify for the WRGP 150% tuition rate once their Bachelor’s Degree is awarded and they begin their first semester as a Graduate Student. Undergraduates students, do not qualify for the WRGP tuition rate.
- You will need to provide:
- Proof of a permanent address in the WICHE state.
- Payment of state income tax on wages earned in the WICHE state and:
- Vehicle registration
- Driver’s license
- State income tax return
- Utility bill dated nine months ago proof of eligibility can be demonstrated by submitting three of the following items:
Future students can upload the above materials within the online application or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.