Funding Options

Graduate Assistantships 

UL Lafayette awards hundreds of assistantships every year to students admitted to our master’s and doctoral programs. Assistantships—including teaching, research, and administrative assistantships—provide competitive stipends and tuition/fee waivers in exchange for up to 20 hours of work per week in the classroom, research labs, or offices on campus. 

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Graduate Fellowships 

UL Lafayette offers several competitive fellowships that are awarded on academic merit. Fellowships tend to be the most prestigious form of financial assistance available to graduate students. At UL Lafayette, they typically include a tuition waiver, stipend, and some portion of time that is non-service in nature. 


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Teacher Tuition Incentive Program 

An initiative of longtime President Ray P. Authement, the UL Lafayette Teacher Tuition Incentive Program assists currently employed K-12 teachers and administrators pursuing graduate studies by providing tuition scholarships to support part-time enrollment. 

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Robert Elliot May Graduate Resident Tuition Fellowships

This program provides resident (in-state) tuition to new non-resident (out-of-state and international) graduate students. To be eligible, you must be a new student admitted to a  master's or doctoral program in regular admission status. 

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Financial Aid

Grad students often turn to financial aid and loans to help pay for graduate study. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at UL Lafayette for help with your federal loan application. 

Office of Student Financial Aid