Tuition and Funding
Students enrolled in the online Ph.D. in Arts Administration pay in-state graduate tuition rates regardless of their residential location. (This in-state rate applies only if students enroll in online courses exclusively.)
For the 2019-20 academic year, tuition rates are:
Part-time, per credit hour: $685
Some courses require additional fees that are not included in the base tuition rate.
University of Kentucky Funding
UK Graduate School Fellowships
The University of Kentucky Graduate School offers several competitive fellowships for graduate students.
Arts Administration Scholarships
Scholarships are available to graduate students for the academic year. To be considered for an Arts Administration scholarship, complete the Arts Administration Online Scholarship Application below in order to indicate your interest in the Arts Administration Scholarship. Applications must be submitted by November 1 (spring) and April 1 (fall) for consideration.
Apply Now! - Online Arts Administration Scholarship Application (Incoming MA Students)
Braun Endowed Fund
For information on the Michael Braun Endowed Fund, click here.
The Department of Arts Administration offers one Teaching Assistantship for students in a graduate degree program.
Teaching Assistantship (100%)
TAs are required to work on the University of Kentucky Lexington campus 20 hours per week. TA positions are awarded on a one-year basis only. The award of an assistantship includes the student’s tuition costs for one year plus a stipend for the 9-month academic year (late August to mid May). The stipend is $12,000 per year.
Teaching Assistantship (50%)
TAs are required to work on the University of Kentucky Lexington campus 10 hours per week. TA positions are awarded on a one-year basis only. The award of an assistantship includes 50% of the student’s tuition costs for one year plus a stipend for the 9-month academic year (late August to mid May). The stipend is $6,000 per year.
Assistantships are awarded competitively on the basis of the applicant’s academic record, professional promise, training, and experience. The assistantship is open to incoming and current graduate students. Previous teaching experience is not a requirement.
All assistantship applicants must submit the following materials:
A completed Teaching Assistant Application
An undergraduate, graduate or professional paper, or other piece of expository prose of at least five pages;
A brief personal essay (1-2 pages) in which you discuss any teaching or related experiences and why you are interested in being a TA in the Department of Arts Administration; and
A letter of recommendation that specifically addresses teaching abilities or potential to be a successful teacher.
All new teaching assistants are required to attend an orientation program through the UK Graduate School at the beginning of their first semester designed to provide an overview of effective pedagogical strategies and to inform them of their upcoming duties, rights, and responsibilities. Arts Administration TAs will also be required to complete orientation with the Department of Arts Administration.
Deadline for 2018-19 TA position: April 10, 2018
All materials should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or Department of Arts Administration, University of Kentucky, 205 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0022. Digital documents are preferred.
Financial aid for graduate students is more limited than that available to undergraduates. The majority of the graduate student aid is in the form of loans. Below you will find information on loans, scholarships and resources to help you in the financial aid search. The University of Kentucky also has Financial Aid Counselors. You can contact the Financial Aid Office by phone or email.
Most graduate students take student loan to cover all or part of their tuition costs. The best place to begin is applying for federal student aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Federal Student Aid provides loans funded by the federal government to help pay for education costs.
AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. AmeriCorps VISTA is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 and older. Members and Summer Associates receive a modest living allowance. Members who serve for a year also receive limited health benefit options, childcare, if needed, and other benefits. After successful completion of a term of service, members can choose to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying government or nonprofit employer.
Private Student Loans
Since graduate student loans are unsubsidized by the federal government, private lenders (banks and credit unions) may also offer competitive loan rates.
While scholarship and grant funding for graduate students is very limited, applicants are encouraged to research possible outside financial assistance. The following links may help in your search:
Scholarship Search Websites
AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship
Current student working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in a field of business, which can include (but is not limited to): Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
The primary mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. (EAF) is to promote lifelong learning.
American Indian Graduate Center
The AIGC Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria.
American Indian College Fund
Students pursuing a graduate degree at any eligible college (tribal or non-tribal) may apply for The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships. These scholarships are funded through partnerships with corporate and private donors.
Scholarship and College Guide for Native American Students
Scholarships for Native Americans are an essential resource. In 2016, data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey showed that income among Native Americans is substantially lower than that of the general U.S. population. Native Americans also suffer poverty at higher rates than the general population. For many, a bachelor's degree can help to secure a stable job with income above the poverty level, while a master's degree or another advanced degree can help boost income. Native Americans especially can benefit from higher learning, taking advantage of colleges and programs designed to help overcome institutional biases.
The Beinecke Scholarship Program
The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation
The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master's degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
For female students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each.
Native American Student Scholarships
Several scholarships are available to Native American students. Learn more about determining your status as a Native American students, challenges facing Native American students, advocacy organizations and funding opportunites online.
Applicant must be at least one-quarter Native American and be an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe that is federally recognized, or terminated, with high GPA and test scores, and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Clark, Kim. How to Get Financial Aid for Grad School. U.S. News & World Report. July 1, 2008.