The M.L.A program offers a number of Graduate Assistantships (GA) and Scholarships to highly qualified applicants with strong English abilities.
~40% of our students currently receive scholarships ranging from 15K to 1.5K
~65% of our students are currently employed in Graduate Assistantships–both Research Assistantship and Teaching Assistantship
In 2017-2018, a new student on quarter time assistantship (10 hrs a week) receives a stipend of $1000 per month. Renewed appointments generally include salary increase.
In addition, a graduate assistant’s tuition is reduced to the level of resident tuition of $4,364 per semester (down from Nonresident $11,220 and International $11,727). Half of that tuition is covered by a tuition scholarship, $2,182 per semester. Therefore the amount you are responsible for is, $2,182 per semester.
Further information on financial cost is located here:
International students should submit a financial report at the time of application (there’s a tab on LA requirement page that shows the form, which is in the online application… https://www.admissions.iastate.edu/apply/pdf/intl_finstate.pdf