Tuition Waivers and Graduate Assistantships
Tuition Waiver Scholarships
Tuition waivers—scholarships which pay for all or part of
your tuition—may be awarded based on academic merit and/or financial need to full-time students taking at least nine graduate-level credits. Waivers of resident tuition are available to Arizona residents, and waivers of the non-resident portion of tuition are available to students from other states or countries. Please be aware that not all programs offer tuition waiver scholarships. If the program you are applying to offers tuition waiver scholarships, you may apply for those through your department of study.
Graduate assistantships (GAs) are a great way to fund your
graduate education while simultaneously building your resume.
GAs must be enrolled in at least nine, but we advise not more than 12, credit hours per semester. All graduate assistants with an appointment of 10 or more hours per week are considered residents for tuition purposes during the term of appointment. All GAs are expected to pay other applicable fees.
Full-time (20 hours/week) graduate assistantships offer:
- 100% tuition waiver
- a waiver of the student
health insurance premium
Part-time (10 hours/week) offer:
- 50% tuition waiver
Note: Graduate assistants who also wish to work as student employees must
get approval from the Graduate College.
Openings: Academic and Service Graduate Assistantships
Academic graduate assistantships are available through most departments
that offer graduate programs, and are awarded with stipends that vary by
discipline and duties. Contact your program/department to
inquire about assistantship possibilities.
graduate service assistantships are available in departments such as (but not limited to):
- Residence Life
- Gateway Student Success Center
- Institute for Human Development
- Native American Cultural Center
View current openings and find general information on some annual graduate service assistantships.
Graduate Assistantship Forms and Resources
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to complete these forms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Forms and Resources
Faculty/Staff Forms and Resources
Contact your hiring department to pick up a new hire packet.
Contact your intended program department
for specific information on how to apply for an assistantship.