NAU graduate assistantships & tuition waivers
What is a tuition waiver?
NAU tuition waivers are scholarships which pay for all or part of a student’s tuition, and may be awarded to full-time, regularly admitted, graduate degree-seeking students based on academic merit and/or financial need. These are available to both resident and non-resident graduate students. If a student’s program offers tuition waiver scholarships, the application process is available through the program.
What is a graduate assistantship?
Graduate assistantships (GAs) at NAU are an outstanding way to fund graduate education while simultaneously developing professional skills. GAs must be full-time, regularly admitted, graduate degree-seeking students. All graduate assistants with an appointment of 10 or more hours per week are considered residents for tuition purposes during the term of appointment. If a student’s program offers graduate assistantships, the application process is available through the program.
Full-time (20 hours/week) graduate assistantships offer:
- 100% tuition waiver (excluding any university and program fees)
- a waiver of the student health insurance premium
Part-time (10 hours/week) offer:
- 50% tuition waiver (excluding any university and program fees)
NAU teaching and research assistantships
The Graduate College and academic colleges fund approximately $1 million dollars of assistantships annually for teaching and research. These are available through the academic units and are normally part of the program’s admission application process. Contact your specific program for more details.
NAU non-academic or “at-large” graduate assistantships
Non-academic graduate assistantships are available through many university-wide offices. They are awarded with stipends that vary by office, job duties, and degree-level.
Current “at-large” assistantship openings:
Ethnic Studies (AY 2018-19)
School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (AY 2018-19)