FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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Financial Assistance

Scholarships & More

You can find up-to-date English scholarship information on the College of Liberal Arts Scholarship Page. The English department offers a variety of scholarships to qualified English majors, and the College of Liberal Arts and the University offer still others. The CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA) is available online on RAMweb beginning December 1st.

Student Loans

Colorado State University Student Financial Services Office will work with you to obtain loans. Applications should be received by March 1 of the year you wish to attend school to maximize your chances of receiving funding. Contact the Colorado State University Student Financial Services Office at 970.491.6321. Financial assistance is not available for non-U.S. citizens.

Student Employment

The Student Services Office provides lists for full-time and part-time positions on or off campus.

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship

Undergraduate students may submit creative writing from multiple genres to be considered for this award. Undergraduate submissions may include one or more of the following genres: three to five poems, one short story and/or one creative essay. Awards usually are for $500 per academic year in the form of tuition waivers, but a few awards of $1,000–$1,500 for special merit have been given in the past. You can pick up the submission guidelines in the English Office in early September, and the deadline is in early October.

Applying to Be a Writing Center Consultant

Writing consultants work in the CSU Writing Center with student and community writers through 30-minute online or face-to-face writing sessions. Shifts usually include 8-12 hours weekly. Extensive training provided. Contact Dr. Lisa Langstraat for more information about available positions at lisa.langstraat@colostate.edu.

Students interested in applying for a position as a Graduate Teaching Assistant should obtain a copy of the GTA Application form

Apply to Be a GTA

Scholarships & More

In any given year, approximately 15 graduate students in the Department are awarded Graduate Teaching Assistantships. The positions may be awarded to incoming students for two years (MA) or three years (MFA) and to continuing students for one year (MA) or two years (MFA). These positions pay a monthly stipend and cover resident or non resident tuition for first-year GTAs and resident tuition for second and third-year GTAs. (It is assumed that first-year graduate students who are awarded GTA positions will establish Colorado residency by the beginning of their second year in the program.) Students awarded GTAs serve as instructors in lower-division composition courses.

Graduate Teaching Assistants must take a minimum course load of nine credits each semester.

For program deadlines, GTA applicants should refer to the Graduate Study Application page. We strongly recommends that you discuss the application process with the Graduate Program Administrative Assistant. If possible, we also recommend you talk with faculty advisors about the application process. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final applicants.

Fellowships

The University offers a limited number of fellowships for new and continuing students. These competitive fellowships may be applied to tuition, fees, or other direct expenses, and typically do not require any service on the part of the student. The Graduate School also has access to a national database that locates funding in your area of study.

Scholarships

Visit the CLA scholarship page and view the English section for Department scholarships for current graduate students, and information about scholarships offered through the College of Liberal Arts. You can also visit Colorado State’s Student Financial Services for scholarship information.

Loans

Colorado State University Student Financial Services Office will work with you to obtain loans. Applications should be received by March 1 of the year you wish to attend school to maximize your chances of receiving funding. Contact the Colorado State University Student Financial Services Office at 970.491.6321. Financial assistance is not available for non-U.S. citizens.

Student Employment

The Student Services Office provides lists for full-time and part-time positions on or off campus. For more information, visit http://ses.colostate.edu/ or contact the office at 970.491.571.