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The School of Art and Art History has limited aid to support its graduate students. Aid is allocated in March or April for the following academic year and students must reapply each year in order to be eligible. Be sure to file your FAFSA as early as possible and send the School of Art and Art History financial aid form to:

School of Art and Art History
University of Denver
2121 East Asbury Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80208

by March 15. Additional information regarding each graduate program follows.


The following forms of financial aid are available:

MA in Art History/Museum Studies

  • Gallery Assistant - works ten hours per week all academic year under the supervision of the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery Director. This position is normally expected to continue for two years and in the second year, the assistant becomes the Senior Gallery Assistant and serves on the Faculty Gallery Committee. Carries a tuition waiver of fifteen credit hours and a stipend. 
  • Research Assistant - works a specified amount of time for one or more faculty members or for the Director of the Visual Resource Center . These positions are paid hourly and are funded through federal work study. Student must have demonstrated need. 
  • Teaching Assistant - assigned to a faculty member to assist with a course, usually an undergraduate University requirement such as Understanding Art. May be for one or two quarters and carries a tuition waiver and stipend. 
  • Collections Assistant - works a specified amount of time for the Curator of University Art Collections. This position is paid hourly and is usually funded through federal work study. Student must have demonstrated need. 
  • Dean's Tuition Scholarship Hours - these scholarships provide tuition waivers in increments of five hours. 
  • FFEL scholarships - these scholarships may be applied to tuition. Student must have demonstrated need. 
  • Perkins Loan - this is a federal loan that usually has especially advantageous terms. Students must be recommended by the department for these loans and must have demonstrated need. 

 

MFA in Electronic Media Arts Design

  • Dean's Tuition Scholarship Hours - these scholarships provide tuition waivers in increments of five hours. 
  • Teaching Assistant - these assistantships are usually for a full year, carry a tuition waiver of thirty hours, a stipend, health benefits, and require 20 hours of work per week. Students will either be assigned to assist an eMAD professor or will be assigned their own class as the instructor of record, or a combination from quarter to quarter. In some instances a one third or two thirds assistantship may be awarded and in this case there are no health benefits. Teaching Assistantships are normally allocated to second-year students. 
  • Federal Work Study - opportunities vary from year to year. These positions are paid hourly and the student must have demonstrated need. 
  • Perkins Loan - this is a federal loan that usually has especially advantageous terms. Students must be recommended by the department for these loans and must have demonstrated need.