To graduate in three years, if you DO have an Assistantship, plan to take five nine-hour semesters and one six-hour semester in the spring of your final year to complete a total of fifty-one hours. You must take nine hours each semester during your first year, as you need eighteen graduate English hours to be considered for a TA position.
During the summer, unless you have Texas resident status or work for the English department as an IA, you must pay out-of-state tuition.
If you do NOT have an Assistantship, plan to take four nine-hour semesters and two six-hour semesters to complete forty-eight hours in three years.
If you apply for financial aid, please follow the 2011 guidelines, which require you to take nine hours per semester in order to qualify for full financial aid for tuition and fees. If you do not register for nine hours, your financial aid for tuition and fees will be prorated.
For financial aid information, please go to this link: www.txstate.edu/financialaid/html/scholarships.html.