Stipend is currently set at $35,360 per year. In addition, students receive a ~$7,700 benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision health insurance plans. Graduate assistant-ships are only available to US citizens and permanent residents (green card holders).
Texas has NO STATE INCOME TAX, so students enjoy a large financial benefit from living here. However, there is no escaping federal income tax, which all students are required to pay based on their annual income.