Graduate Assistants, as defined in Graduate Student Appointment Information, may be eligible for tuition remission and a fee waiver, depending on the percentage of your appointment. See the information below for details.
|Hours employed per week||Tuition remission||Appointment|
|6||3 credit hours||15%|
|8||4 credit hours||20%|
|10||5 credit hours||25%|
|12||6 credit hours||30%|
|14||7 credit hours||35%|
|16||8 credit hours||40%|
|18–20||9–18 credit hours||45–50%|
Waived Fees (per semester)
Fees That Are Not Waived
Graduate students enrolled in one credit hour or more are automatically charged for the Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), unless it is waived by providing proof of your health insurance coverage (policy number, group number, effective date of plan coverage, etc.) by the published deadline. Graduate assistants with appointments of 20% or greater who enroll in the Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) receive a subsidy of approximately 90% of the cost of the insurance which is automatically applied to the student account. Graduate assistants are responsible for paying the remainder of the cost of student health insurance ($175). There is no health insurance benefit for summer appointments, but if you have the student health insurance plan for the spring, you are covered through the following summer. Check with your department if you have questions.
The BuffCare Supplemental Coverage Program ($225) is available to help cover out-of-pocket expenses for students with private health insurance coverage.
See Health Insurance Requirement for more information. Students with less than a 20% appointment or who waive the student health insurance plan are not eligible to receive the insurance benefit.
Dental insurance is provided at no cost to the student. Visit Graduate Student Dental Insurance for more information.
Fall: Oct. 5
Graduate assistants who qualify for tuition remission and the fee waiver can pay the bill by the second due date of the fall semester (Oct. 5) without incurring late and finance charges or registration holds.
If Spring is Your First Term, Pay By Mar. 5
If spring is your first term, graduate assistants can pay the bill by the second due date (March 5) without incurring late and finance charges. If you are a graduate student on appointment and you feel you were not given this opportunity, please contact the Bursar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are responsible for paying your portion of the bill by the due date, even if your department has not entered the RA/TA tuition waiver. Late and finance charges will be assessed if payments are not received on time. See Paying Late for more information.