Resident Tuition Rate
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Current Graduate Assistants
Graduate assistants who work a minimum of 195 semester hours and meet the registration requirements are eligible to receive a non-resident waiver, if applicable, during that semester. If the non-resident waiver is not received, Graduate Assistant Employment Services (GAES), is to be contacted.
Eligibility for the resident tuition rate reduction also applies to immediate family members (spouse/registered same-sex domestic partner, children, or legal ward living in the household) upon documentation. Acceptable documentation includes a marriage license (in English or an English translation), a birth certificate, registered same-sex domestic partnership documentation, or a visa.
Receiving a resident tuition rate reduction does not change residency status. More information on residency and reciprocity can be found at the Admissions Web site.
Former Graduate Assistants
Former GAs, who completed a minimum of two semesters of a graduate assistantship at 195 semester hours, and their immediate family members (spouse/registered same-sex domestic partner, children, or legal ward living in the household) may be eligible to receive resident tuition rate reductions, according to the following chart.
|Number of Eligible Graduate Assistant Semesters||Number of semesters that May Qualify for Resident Rate Tuition|
|1||0 A minimum of two semesters holding a graduate assistantship are required for eligibility for one or two semesters of resident rate tuition|
|2||2 total semesters available to be used by either the former graduate assistant or qualifying immediate family member|
|3||3 total semesters available to be used by either the former graduate assistant or qualifying immediate family member|
|4 or more||4 total semesters available to be used by either the former graduate assistant or qualifying immediate family member.|
Four is the maximum number of semesters to which a resident rate tuition reduction is allowed.
The resident tuition rate reduction must be used within three years of the date of the last qualifying semester. Contact GAES to document eligibility. Documentation includes a marriage license in English or an English translation, a birth certificate, same-sex domestic partnership documentation, or a visa. Retroactive requests for resident tuition rate reductions will not be considered beyond one academic year from the date of the semester in which the request is made.
Graduate assistants must make sure that their account is paid by the payment due date. If tuition benefits are not reflected on the billing statement, do not ignore. Tuition benefits and non-resident waivers will post to the Students' Account after each semester begins, once appointment information is updated by the hiring department. Check billing statements carefully to ensure tuition benefits are properly credited. If the graduate student does nothing, non-refundable late fees may be assessed.
If a bill is received that is believed to be incorrect, the employing department and/or GAES are to be immediately contacted to resolve the problem.