Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Faculty & Staff
Throughout this document, the term graduate assistant(s) is used generically to represent a graduate student who is receiving tuition benefits related to employment as a graduate research assistant, graduate teaching assistant, or graduate assistant.
Yes, this is outlined in the eligibility guidelines as listed in the Graduate Tution Benefits Policy.
No. Provided the student otherwise meets the eligibility requirements in the Tuition Benefits Policy, the out-of-state tuition portion of his or her tuition bill will be funded by the University’s tuition waiver budget.
Yes. At least 15 days prior to the submission of the final proposal, the Principal Investigator(s) must submit the Request to Receive Graduate Tuition Benefits for Graduate Research Assistants form explaining the circumstances and budgetary requirements necessitating the exception. This request should include all relevant documents and budgets for the Dean of the Graduate College to make an informed decision. The request should be sent through the appropriate Proposal and Contract Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Programs. The Office of Sponsored Programs will work directly with the Principal Investigator(s) to verify the funding source does not allow graduate tuition to be paid from the grant or contract.
Each semester a spreadsheet will be provided by the Graduate College to the Business Manager of each college. The spreadsheet will request the necessary information to process the waiver for each research assistant who qualifies for non-resident tuition. The completed spreadsheet must be returned to email@example.com in the Graduate College by the applicable deadline each semester.
To begin the process, submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in the Graduate College requesting the assistantship with a brief justification for the position. After obtaining the Graduate College Dean's approval, the process of posting the position or hiring the student can begin.
The office employing the student is required to send an e-mail termination notice to Student Employment Office email@example.com and the Graduate College firstname.lastname@example.org stating the termination action, the student's name, Z number, position number and suffix, as well as the termination date.
Graduate assistants who resign or terminate an assistantship prior to completing the continuous employment period will forfeit all their tuition benefits and must repay the university the full amount of tuition paid by this benefit for the term in which they were enrolled.
The student must notify his or her supervisor, department graduate coordinator and Sameko Munroe email@example.com) in the Graduate College. Depending on the circumstance, the student may be required to repay the university the tuition it paid for the course.