Tuition & Financial Aid

Students enrolled in the online M.A. in Arts Administration pay in-state graduate tuition rates regardless of their residential location. (This in-state rate applies only if students enroll in Arts Administration courses exclusively.)

For the 2017-18 academic year, tuition rates are as follows:

Full-time, per semester: $6,363 | Part-time, per credit hour: $674
Some courses require additional fees that are not included in the base tuition rate.

Internal Funding

UK Graduate School Scholarships and Fellowships
Please be advised that while the GRE is not required for admission to the MA in Arts Administration, the GRE is required in order to be eligible for UK Graduate School Scholarships and Fellowships.

Arts Administration Scholarships

Incoming MA Student Scholarships
Scholarships are available to incoming MA 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.

College of Fine Arts Scholarship Requirements
IMPORTANT - Arts Administration Scholarship Application Instructions
Apply Now! - Online Arts Administration Scholarship Application (Incoming MA Students)
     Spring 2018 (January) - Available October 1, 2017
     Fall 2018 (August) - Available March 1, 2018
Arts Administration Summer Scholarship Application (Summer 2018) - Available March 29, 2018, Deadline May 4, 2018

Braun Endowed Fund

For information on the Michael Braun Endowed Fund, click here.

Teaching Assistantship

The Department of Arts Administration is pleased to announce the availability of one half-time Teaching Assistantship for students in the MA in Arts Administration program. 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 $4,750 per year.

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. TAs are required to maintain a full-time course load (3 courses per semester).

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 Masters students. Previous teaching experience is not a requirement.

All assistantship applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. A completed Teaching Assistant Application
  2. A resume
  3. An undergraduate, graduate or professional paper, or other piece of expository prose of at least five pages;
  4. 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
  5. 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 artsadministration@uky.edu or Department of Arts Administration, University of Kentucky, 205 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0022. Digital documents are preferred.

External Funding

Financial Aid
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.

Loans
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.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

AmeriCorps VISTA
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.
PSLF Program

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. 
Resources on Private Student Loans
University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union Student Lending

Scholarships
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
FastWeb: Scholarships for Graduate Students
Scholarships: Graduate Scholarships

Criteria-Based Scholarships

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.
AfterCollege Business Student Scholarship

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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.

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 Graduate Center

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.
American Indian College Fund

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.
The Beinecke Scholarship Program

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.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation
The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

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. 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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.
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

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.
The MMMF Grant

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.
Community for Accredited Online Schools

NALE Scholarship
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.
NALE Scholarship

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.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill

Resources
Clark, Kim. How to Get Financial Aid for Grad School. U.S. News & World Report. July 1, 2008.