We offer tuition waivers and graduate assistantships on a
competitive basis to students who:
admitted to the Sustainable Communities program
enrolled as full-time graduate students (taking a minimum of 9 hours per
a 3.0 GPA (with no grades below B and no grades of “incomplete”)
New and current students are encouraged to apply. However,
preference is given to those students in their first two years of study.
Academic merit, your ability to perform specific services,
and financial need are all taken into account when awarding financial aid.
Note that while the program tries to help as many students
as possible, we are unable to support all students who are admitted in the
year, the program is awarded a limited number of tuition waivers by the
you’re an Arizona resident, you should apply for a waiver of resident tuition;
these waivers cover the cost of in-state tuition for fall and/or spring
you are not an Arizona resident, you should apply for non-resident waivers;
these waivers cover the out-of-state portion of University tuition for fall
and/or spring semester. If you are awarded a non-resident waiver, you will
still be responsible for paying the in-state portion of tuition.
assistantships are offered as part of an employment contract. Graduate
assistants normally work 10-20 hours per week, and must be enrolled in at least
nine, but not more than 12 credit hours per semester.
assistantships require at least 10 hours of work per week and include a waiver
of the nonresident portion of tuition.
assistants who work 20 hours per week receive a waiver of 100 percent of
resident tuition and a waiver of the student health insurance premium.
assistants who work 10-19 per week receive a waiver of 50 percent of resident
graduate assistants are expected to pay other applicable fees.
may be interested in applying for graduate assistantships that are not attached
to an academic department. These opportunities are available at the Graduate
How to apply
To apply for a tuition waiver or graduate assistantship,
fill out an application and return it to the
Completed applications must be received by March 15 of
the current year at 5 pm Late applications will not be considered.
Northern Arizona University's Graduate
College is your best guide to finding other financial resources,
graduate assistantships, and tuition waivers through the university. There,
students can find information about:
scholarships and fellowships
programs, loans, and scholarships
graduate assistantship openings in departments across campus
services units that offer graduate assistantships
- Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), a program designed for certain out-of-state students to earn their degree at the cost of in-state tuition
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