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Eligibility Requirements

Academic Eligibility Requirements

Graduate students must meet the following academic eligibility requirements to hold an assistantship:

  • Admitted as "degree-seeking" into a graduate program.
  • Assignment(s) mustnot exceed a total of 20 hours per week.
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 hours in a long semester (fall and spring) or 3 hours in a summer semester.
  • Must be in academic good standing.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

In-State Tuition Eligibility Requirements

GRA or TA I or II students seeking in-state tuition eligibility requirements:

  • Must hold a title in a Graduate Research Assistantship or Teaching Assistantship I or II.
    • Please note that Graduate Assistant titles do not qualify for in-state tuition
  • Must meet all academic requirements listed above.
  • Must be appointed for the entire semester:
    • Fall Semester: September 1 through January 15
    • Spring Semester: First day of semester through May 31
    • Summer Semester: June 1 through August 31
  • Must be appointed for 20 hours per week.
  • Department MUST fill out the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Request each semester.
    • Form will be sent to Ann Roberts in Fiscal Services department.