Financial Assistance through the Office of Graduate Studies
Although the assistance provided via the Graduate Dean’s office is not based merely upon need, applicants must, nevertheless, establish their eligibility to receive aid through their academic advisors, the respective college and school deans, and institute directors. Only fully-admitted, full-time graduate students shall be eligible to receive financial assistance from University funding sources. Most graduate students should be prepared to pay some of their graduate education costs by utilizing their own funds.
Financial assistance available to support graduate students through the School of Graduate Studies funding include the following:
- University Fellowships/Scholarships
- University Matriculation Waiver
- University Assistantships
- University Tuition Waiver
These fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis to full-time students of outstanding academic potential. Criteria include: Upper-division undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted no later than the drop and add period of each semester. Applications are available from the individual college/unit graduate program coordinators.
University Matriculation Waiver
These waivers may be awarded to out-of-state students who are approved and classified as fellows based on academic excellence and scholarly potential. The amount of the waiver is determined by the academic unit and/or the School of Graduate Studies. Awards are based on the availability of funds and numbers of registered matriculation hours.
Assistantships are available through the School of Graduate Studies and the various academic units. Assistantships granted by the School of Graduate Studies are based upon nominations from graduate program coordinators and deans of the respective colleges, schools and institutes. Assistants must be full-time, fully admitted students who maintain good academic standing. Assistantships may normally be retained for the duration of the students' tenure so long as acceptable progress is being made toward graduation. All assistantship requests should be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies no later than two (2) weeks after the start of the semester.
University Tuition Waiver
These waivers may be awarded to in-or out-of-state students. Assistantships are granted by nomination from program directors/coordinators and are based on academic excellence and scholarly potential. The amount of the waiver is determined by the academic unit and/or the School of Graduate Studies. Awards are based on the availability of funds and numbers of registered matriculation hours.