Students at Texas A&M get a world-class education at a reasonable cost—and graduate with far less college-related debt than their peers at other universities. We make it easy to find the information you need about the cost of attending Texas A&M University. Tuition and fees can vary based on several factors.
Funding an Undergraduate Degree
The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications awards over 35 scholarships and $50,000 annually to undergraduate students. This funding is made possible by donors and supporters of the department including former students, family and friends, former faculty and industry sponsors.
To be eligible for these scholarships, undergraduate students need to fill out the university scholarship application. Scholarship awards are assessed each year and given based on need and availability of funds. Students may be eligible for different scholarships based on the type of student they are. For more information on application deadlines, please visit the Important Dates page on Aggie OneStop. Students will be notified by the department if they have received an award.
Funding a Graduate Degree
The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications supports graduate students through assistantships, fellowships, and travel and research grants.
Graduate Student Scholarships
To be eligible for university scholarships, graduate students need to fill out the university scholarship application. In addition to university scholarships, the Department may offer a limited number of competitive or travel scholarships based on merit and financial need. Recipients of such scholarships are eligible for a waiver of non-resident tuition. Requests for applications will be announced and distributed through the department. The department encourages students to seek external funding with outside entities. A few are listed below:
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
- National Science Foundation Special Projects for Graduate Students
- Agriculture and Food Research Initiative-Education and Workforce Development
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)
- The PhD Project
- Department of Energy
- McNair Scholars Program
Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships
Graduate fellowships are awarded annually based on availability of funding and need. They are open to master’s and doctoral students. Graduate teaching and research assistantship positions are available on a competitive basis to qualified individuals. Applicants interested in an assistantship should complete a separate application.
Graduate Student Research and Presentation Travel Award
The Graduate and Professional School’s Graduate Student Research and Presentation (RAP) Travel Award provides graduate students with educational and professional development opportunities through reimbursing up to $750 for travel expenses associated with academic conferences and research projects in the United States and abroad.
Department Travel Funding – High Impact Experiences Scholarship
Students participating in national or regional conferences or in an international experience study away or abroad may be eligible for departmental or college funding. The department travel request deadline is at least 2 months prior to conference travel and applications must be submitted according to the following timelines:
- May, Summer and Fall International Travel: February 1
- Wintermester and Spring International Travel: November 1
- Conference Travel Requests: Accepted on a rolling basis until May 1
Other Funding Opportunities at Texas A&M University
You deserve access to a quality education that will open doors of opportunity. We want to partner with you to pay for your college expenses. Financial assistance is available for all Texas A&M students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and military education benefits.
Non-Resident Tuition Waiver for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Available for graduate or undergraduate students, The Competitive Scholarship waiver, authorized under Texas Education Code 54.213a, is an optional waiver that institutions can implement. An eligible non-resident student who holds a competitive academic scholarship of a specified minimum dollar amount for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled may be eligible to pay the fees and charges required of Texas residents without regard to the length of time the student has resided in Texas.