Assistantships, Awards + Scholarships
Students entering the LA program from out-of-state, and international students, are eligible for Graduate Project Assistantships. The Assistantships allow students to pay tuition at in-state rates, provide student health insurance, and involve a stipend based on 10 hours of work per week.
Normally out-of state students from the US will receive an assistantship for one year, after which they are eligible to become residents of New Mexico. After the first year assistantships may be available depending on the opportunities through grants and contracts being carried out by faculty.
International students are eligible for Amigo Scholarships from the Office of Graduate Studies. These scholarships allow students to pay tuition at in-state rates for the duration of their program. Normally international students who do not receive an Amigo Scholarship will maintain a project assistantship for the duration of their program. Assistantships may also be available depending on the opportunities through grants and contracts being carried out by faculty.
Each year there are a number of awards and scholarships awarded to students based on academic achievement, design excellence and leadership.