Department of Interior Architecture Graduate Funding

Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Funding Resources

There are many ways to fund your education. The application process, deadlines, and special requirements vary with each funding source. We recommend that all students apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants, loans, work study, graduate employment (GE), and some scholarships are available.

Cost Information

Tuition Guarantee

To help graduate students in the studio disciplines plan for the costs of their master's or doctoral programs, the College of Design provides a tuition guarantee. Resident and nonresident graduate students majoring in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, and art are eligible for the guarantee.

The tuition rates guaranteed for each student are based on the tuition rates for fall term of the student's first full year in a qualifying program and the summer thereafter. As long as the student continues to make satisfactory progress toward on-time graduation, the student will not be expected to pay tuition higher than the student's guaranteed rates.

Learn more about the Tuition Guarantee.

Funding Information

Tuition Remission Awards

The majority of our departmental graduate funding is reserved for currently enrolled students. Departmental tuition remission awards for incoming students do not require a separate application but are determined upon recommendation of the review committee with the approval of the department head. You can expect the School of Architecture & Environment Finance staff ( to send notifications out approximately one month after admission notifications have been emailed.

Tuition remission support awarded at the time of admission provides financial support that is prorated per term beginning with the first term of admittance. The prorated amount reduces the amount of tuition in the term the tuition is billed. Summer admits can expect to see their tuition remission award beginning with their first term of admittance through spring term of the following academic year (summer, fall, winter, and spring). Fall admits can expect to see their tuition remission award beginning with their first term of admittance through spring term of the following academic year (fall, winter, and spring).

Tuition remission awards will only be applied to terms that students are enrolled at the UO as architecture or interior architecture majors. Students are not eligible to receive their tuition remission awards when they are not enrolled (on-leave, withdrawn from the program, etc.). Students who are awarded a tuition remission award are expected to make satisfactory academic progress and to be in good academic standing with the Graduate School and the Department of Interior Architecture. This annual award will be renewed in the same amount for the second year of the program, assuming strong academic performance on your part and active contributions to your cohort and center.

Students who receive a graduate employee (GE) appointment receive a GE tuition remission only for the term(s) of the GE appointment(s). The Department of Interior Architecture tuition remission award given at the time of admission will not be in effect during the term(s) of the GE appointment and cannot be applied to any other academic term.

It is the student’s responsibility to report the awarding and duration of any graduate employee position to the Department of Interior Architecture at the time it is awarded. Any changes to the timing or program will result in a re-evaluation of tuition remission awards and may affect your tuition award amount. Withdrawing from the program at any time during the academic year will result in the loss of a tuition remission award.

Students who defer admission and apply to the program the following year will not have their departmental tuition remission award carried forward to future architecture/interior architecture applications.

Direct your questions about tuition remission awards to the School of Architecture & Environment finance staff at

Current Student Scholarships

Scholarships in the College of Design are open for application by students who are enrolled majors within any of our disciplines. A select number of scholarships within certain disciplines are available for application by students who are applying for admission to a Design program.

The more than 110 scholarships in our college have been made possible by donations from private parties, both individuals and business organizations. Many are provided by alumni who have been moved to give back, and who want to be part of helping to support students today as they earn their own degrees.

Check with the office staff in your school and with the Student Services office in 105 Lawrence Hall to learn more about what scholarships are currently available.