Doctoral Student Tuition Fellowship (DSTF) reimburses tuition at the base rate. Tuition reimbursement is no longer guaranteed with employment, effective fall 2011. Each college has been issued a fellowship amount that will be awarded by the college. The College of Technology accepts applications from students as outlined below and allocates funds as available according the priorities which are listed, which have been established in conjunction with the College of Technology Graduate Academic Council. These funds are for tuition fellowships only, any cost for student employment is the responsibility of the employing program, department or grant.
To be considered for DSTF Funding, please submit the attached employment forms by the stated deadlines
Please note that DSTF does not replace the monthly stipend nor health insurance paid for by employers. DSTF is a competitively awarded benefit of up to 9 credits of tuition reimbursed at the base rate. DSTF is not guaranteed with employment.
DSTF will be awarded by the College of Technology in the following preference order:
While awarding DSTF, the College of Technology will use the criteria listed below when making decisions to award funding to students. All students from a priority group will be funded before the next priority group. Funding will be awarded in the following order with priority given to research benefitting the College of Technology and University of Houston in addition to student excellence as measured through student cumulative GPA.
Position title descriptions per the UH catalog (GA, GA-NE, IA, RA, TA, TF).
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies may award tuition fellowships to students for academic excellence at a higher priority level than listed above based on a case by case basis. In the event all students in one funding group cannot be awarded a tuition fellowship, awards will be determined by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
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 DSTF program does not cover mandatory or course fees, which remain the obligation of the student.
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies manages the distribution of DSTF awards to students. Distribution is based on guidelines as approved by the Graduate Academic Council as well as the College of Technology Scholarship Committee. The scholarship process is highly competitive therefore meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an award.
Awards are made with the intent of furthering the success of the university with regard to the university's mission, research interests, and instructional needs.
MOU Based Award: Student consideration requirements will be identified in the MOU.
Employment Based Award: To be considered for DSTF based on employment, students will need to submit a DSTF Employment Agreement to the ASC Room 108.
Merit Based Award: Currently enrolled students will be considered based on academic excellence. This award is highly competitive and requires exceptional academic achievement. New students may be awarded DSTF based on an admission application. Merit awards made to new students are effective for no more than two semesters, after which students will be expected to receive an employment based award.
DSTF may be awarded six times throughout the semester as follows:
|Deadline||Application Due to Academic Services Center||Terms Available|
|Priority Deadline||Six weeks prior to the start of the term||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Final Deadline||One week after the first day of class||Fall, Spring, Summer|
Priority Deadline: To meet scholarship award deadlines the College of Technology has identified a priority deadline. Six weeks prior to the start of the term, priority student awards are identified by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Technology based on the criteria identified above and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid four weeks prior to the start of the term. Funding should post prior to the tuition and fees deadline; students are responsible for making payment arrangements.
Final deadline: If additional funding is available, additional awards will be granted by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Technology to individual students based on the criteria above. Awards are submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid, however aid will not reflect on the student's account prior to tuition and fees due date therefore it is the student's responsibility to make payment arrangements. Once funding is awarded, the student will receive credit to their account.
Please contact Tiffany Roosa for additional information.
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