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Important Notices Concerning Tuition Scholarships
The Graduate School Funding Office is charged with administering approximately 2,000 tuition scholarships for graduate assistants and fellowship holders each semester. These scholarships originate from a variety of sources, such as endowments, university scholarship accounts, and Research Challenge Trust Funds. Staff members of the Funding Office are charged with the fiscal stewardship of these accounts and work to see that as many students as possible receive scholarships, even though funding is limited.
- Eligibility for tuition scholarships
Students must be enrolled in a graduate program; post-baccalaureate students are not eligible. Graduate Assistants (TAs, RAs, GAs) placed on scholastic probation are not eligible to receive either an in-state or out-of-state tuition scholarship.
- Course exclusions for tuition scholarships
The Funding Office does not provide tuition scholarships for courses taken with an audit (AU) grade type or as pass/fail, and courses taken by doctoral students who have already completed 18 hours of the 769 residency requirement or are registered for 767. This policy is enforced for all graduate assistants (TAs, RAs, GAs) and fellowship recipients. Graduate students should note that they are personally liable for tuition and fee charges associated with any of the above courses. This policy is not intended to preclude graduate students from taking remedial courses, both at the graduate and undergraduate level, required by their academic program and DGS. Nor is this policy intended to preclude graduate students from taking courses to complete certificate programs, as long as the major professor and DGS endorse enrollment in certificate or undergraduate courses. DGSs who wish to ask for exceptions to the tuition scholarship policy for students taking remedial courses or certificate courses may send an e-mail to the Graduate School's tuition scholarship officer at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Student Recreation Fee (Johnson Center Fee) and Health Fee
All students are charged a mandatory recreation fee each semester. This fee is not covered by Graduate School tuition scholarships.