Financial Aid

We are committed to working with every prospective and continuing student to assist in identifying sources of financial aid, scholarships, work study opportunities, and graduate assistantships.


The Office of Student Financial Aid will be your primary source of information regarding loans and other types of aid. You should work directly with that office's expert staff to identify the kinds of aid that are available to you.


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Graduate and Teaching Assistantships in the Architecture Program

The Architecture Program invites applications from qualified continuing and newly admitted graduate students for a limited number of teaching, administrative, and research positions. The Director of the Architecture Program, in consultation with faculty members and appropriate staff will make the final determination of TA and GA assignments. TA and GA positions are awarded on the basis of academic and professional qualifications.


The positions listed in the ARCH Graduate Assistant Position Descriptions constitute the range of assignments typically offered in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Because of limited resources, these positions are typically reserved for Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture students only. All positions are subject to availability and funding. All applicants to the M ARCH and MS in ARCH degree programs are automatically considered for TA or GA positions at the time of admission review. Following determination of admission status, individuals who are granted admission to the Architecture Program may be requested to complete the Graduate Assistant Application Form.



Graduate assistantships carry a stipend ($3,500-$4,100) per semester for 10 hours / week service), five credit hours of tuition remission per semester, qualification for in-state tuition rates, and eligibility for participation in the University of Maryland health benefits system.


Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified continuing and newly admitted graduate students, in good academic standing in the Architecture program. Students must be enrolled in coursework in the graduate school maintaining a full-time status (9 credit hours/semester or higher).


Deadlines for Application:

Newly Admitted Graduate Students - The deadline for submission of a completed Graduate Assistant Application form is: March 30, 2018 5:00 PM.


Continuing Graduate Students -  The deadline for submission of a completed Graduate Assistant Application form is: April 15, 2018 5:00 PM.


Submission of Applications:

  1. Download and review the TA and GA job description document (found below on this page).
  2. Download and complete the TA and GA Application Form (found below on this page) in ADOBE Acrobat.
  3. Update and save a copy of your resume as a PDF file.
  4. Download and complete the TA Scheduling.xlsx document to graphically represent your course schedule for the upcoming semester.  Save this document as a PDF.
  5. Using the "Combine Files into PDF" function found in Adobe Acrobat, organize your documents in the following sequence: 1) TA/GA Application, 2) Resume, 3) TA Scheduling.pdf. Save this document as "Yourlastname_GATAApp.pdf."
  6. Using your web browser visit: and complete your TA and GA Application.
  7. Upload "Yourlastname_GATAApp.pdf" per instructions on the eTerp site (i.e., Required Documents "1. Supplemental Document 1."
  8. Complete the process per the instructions on the eTerp jobsite prior to April 15, 2017.

NB New Graduate Students:

New graduate students please note you do not need to submit a schedule of courses for fall 2017 (item #4 above).  The schedule requirement is only for continuing graduate students.


Attention ALL Applicants: When completing the application form you must use Adobe Acrobat.  Be aware that other PDF viewer programs are not supported by our application forms and may result in the submission of blank applications.
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TA Scheduling (TA Scheduling.xlsx)