Graduate Assistantship & Fellowship Information

Academic Year

Graduate Assistantships (G.A.)

Current Annual Benefit Package
$42,232 (est.): Non-Resident Students
$25,560 (est.): Resident Students
(includes $14,000 stipend, health insurance benefits, and annual tuition for up to 24 credits)

Assistantships are available in these areas:
Accompanying Band Program
Chamber Music Choral Program
Classroom Teaching Jazz
Keyboard Skills Performance Hall Support
Music Education Music History
Music Technology Music Theory
Orchestra Program Studio Teaching
Technology Support


Application portfolios completed before December 15 will be given priority

Fellowships & Other Financial Support

Fellowship support is available from the University, the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, and the Glenn Korff School of Music. Students do not self-nominate, but rather their names are put forward by faculty in each area of the school during the admissions process. Most fellowships are added to the GA stipend. Students may hold these fellowships through the usual time period of completing their degree. 

UNL Graduate Studies Endowed Fellowships are available on a competitive basis.

From the College, the Hixson-Lied Fellowships in Music are awarded to Graduate Assistants in the Glenn Korff School of Music who possess credentials of the highest quality. Awards to Hixson-Lied Fellows are currently valued at $3500 per year in addition to the GA stipend.

From the Glenn Korff School of Music, fellowship support is available on a competitive basis. These fellowships range from $1000 to $4500. Review of applications for the Summer 2025 Graduate Music Education Fellowships will begin May 1, 2025.