The College understands that financial support can be important to the success of our graduate students. There are opportunities for funding from the University and the engineering departments.

Types of Aid

Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) are available to M.S. and Ph.D. students. As a GRA you will have the opportunity to join the research of your faculty advisor. Your advisor will assist you with research that may lead to your thesis or dissertation. Availability of GRAs is dependent on faculty research areas and funding/grant status.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

As a GTA, you will assist a faculty member with an engineering course. GTAs may be expected to assist with course development, delivery, grading, technological support, lab instruction, and other course-related duties. Academic background and familiarity with course content will play a role in selection for GTA positions.

Colorado PEAKS Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)

NSF's AGEP Fellowship Program seeks to increase the number of historically underrepresented students completing Ph.D. programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). AGEP Fellows receive funding for the first year of their graduate study. The long term goal of our AGEP program is to increase the number of AGEP Fellows who earn their Ph.D. degrees and seek careers as university professors. Fellows receive a scholarship of $15,000 for one year and $1,000 for travel for one year and a10-20 hours/week paid assistantship during the fellowship & corresponding 50% to 100% paid in-state tuition. For more information go to the AGEP website or contact Elaine Green at or (970) 491-2898.


Each of our engineering departments awards graduate scholarships and fellowships made possible by the generosity of donors. These awards allow us to honor the hard work and accomplishments of prospective and continuing engineering students.

Other Graduate School funding opportunities

Student Financial Services

Department Contacts

Visit the departmental websites or contact the graduate coordinators if you have questions regarding M.S. and Ph.D. programs, admissions requirements and deadlines, and available financial assistance:

Atmospheric Science
Jamie Schmidt, Graduate Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-8360

School of Biomedical Engineering
Sara Neys, Advisor
Phone (970) 491-7157

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Professor Brad Reisfeld
Phone: (970) 491-5252

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Laurie Alburn, Academic Advisor
Phone: (970) 491-5844

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Elisabeth Wadman, Academic Advisor
Phone: (970) 491-6706