We’re committed to making our academic programs accessible to everyone through financial aid, scholarships and numerous student employment opportunities.

A Top Value Education 

Texas A&M University consistently ranks as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges offering top-tier academic programs. We provide the best return-on-investment among neighboring schools and have the rankings to show it: 

  • Ranked No. 27 in best colleges ranked by value in the 2022 MONEY Magazine ranking of the nation’s best value colleges  
  • Ranked No. 14 for best value among public schools in the 2022 Princeton Review rankings of the nation’s top colleges
  • Ranked No. 68 in the 2020 U.S. News America’s best national universities

Cost to Attend

Your attendance cost is the combination of your tuition, housing, dining, supplies, transportation, student fees and personal expenses. Use the tuition calculator to receive an estimate of what the School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts’s semester tuition might cost. Visit the university’s undergraduate cost and attendance breakdown to calculate how much you may pay over the course of a school year. 

Keep in mind that these resources provide the projected cost of your attendance. Financial aid packages, scholarships, assistantships, fellowships and employment opportunities can defray these expenses.

Financial Aid

The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts strives to provide financial solutions to students at all income levels. You are highly encouraged to apply for financial aid through the university and external institutions. Read more about the university’s financial assistance and scholarships.


We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The university uses your FAFSA to award federal, state and institutional financial assistance based on your financial aid eligibility. Some scholarships, including the university scholarship, require you to complete the FAFSA.  

Visit the FAFSA FAQ.


The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is for students who are not United States citizens, but who are Texas residents. The TASFA is accessed and completed in the My Finances tab of your Howdy Portal.

Visit the TASFA FAQ.

University Scholarships

Texas A&M offers numerous university scholarships. 

The university’s scholarship website houses many of the applications, important dates, forms and external resources you may use when applying for scholarships. 

School Scholarships

The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts administers scholarships to support academic excellence and promote access to higher education. Students will be considered for School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts scholarships upon completion of the University Scholarship Application for Continuing Students. 

Student Employment 

Financial aid, grants and scholarships are not the only way to pursue an affordable education. We offer employment opportunities that not only fund your education, but develop your academic and professional interests. 

Work Study

The FAFSA and TAFSA determine which students are eligible for work study, a form of financial aid that allows students to earn money to help pay educational expenses through on-campus and some off-campus jobs. You can search for jobs that are work study eligible in Jobs for Aggies.

Visit the work study FAQ.

Part-time Jobs

Students don’t have to qualify for work study to pursue employment opportunities. Visit Jobs for Aggies to browse job openings on and off campus. 


Graduate students may be awarded an assistantship, a paid position that requires students to partake in part-time teaching or research in addition to their studies. If you are interested in acquiring an assistantship, contact your graduate advisor. There are four types of graduate assistantships: 

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Lecturer
  • Non-teaching activities 

Fellowships are typically stipends given to graduate students to fund their living and educational expenses. Fellows can be nominated by faculty or externally funded.