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%|
|Description||One class of 5 or fewer credit hours||6 or fewer||7 or more||Additional Information|
|Arts & Cultural Enrichment Fee||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|Bike Program Fee||$15.00||$15.00||$15.00|
|Career Services Fee||$12.00||$12.00||$12.00||This fee is charged in fall and spring only; does not apply to Law JD and students in grad status D|
|Graduate Professional Student Government (GPSG) Fee||$11.62||$11.62||$11.62|
|Mental Health Resource Fee||$77.40||$77.40||$77.40||Exception: Students in grad status D would be charged $77.40 for this fee only if they select a student health insurance plan (SHIP). Grad status D students who waive the SHIP would not be charged for this fee.|
|Recreation Center Expansion Fee||$85.27||$106.96||$106.96||Students in grad status D would not be charged this fee.|
|Student Activity Fee||$48.01||$292.80||$292.80|
|Student Computing Fee||$33.62||$33.62||$67.24|
|Student Health Fee||$97.07||$97.09||$97.09||Exception: Students in grad status D would be charged $97.09 for this fee only if they select a student health insurance plan (SHIP). Grad status D students who waive the SHIP would not be charged for this fee.|
|Transit Pass Fee||$86.18||$86.18||$86.16|
|Total Amount WAIVED Per Semester||$476.17||$742.67||$776.29|
Also waived: A&S Tech (ASSET) Fee $1.32 per credit hour (applies to all classes in the College of Arts and Sciences, regardless of a student’s major or program of study)
|Description||Fee Amount||Additional Information|
|Law Graduate Fee||$40||Applies to law students only|
|Law Student SRVCS/Activity Fee||$150||Applies to law JD students only|
|Immigration Compliance Fee||$40||Applies to international students only|
|New Student Fee||$62–$145||This is nonrefundable one-time fee is $62 for new domestic graduate students and transfers and $145 for new international graduate students and transfers|
|Total Amount of Fees NOT WAIVED Per Semester||$292–$375|
In addition to the tuition remission, you receive $1,810 per semester ($3,620 per academic year) towards the cost of the Anthem Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for fall and spring. There is no health insurance benefit for summer appointments but if you have the SHIP coverage for the spring, you are covered through the following summer. Please check with your department if you have questions.
|Health Plan||Cost Per Semester||Benefit||Your Cost|
|Anthem Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)||$1,988||$1,810||$178|
|BuffCare Supplemental Coverage||$225||$0||$225|
Graduate students enrolled in one credit hour or more are charged automatically for the Anthem Gold Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). If you choose to waive the health plan, you will need to provide proof of your health insurance coverage (policy number, group number, effective date of plan coverage, etc.). BuffCare Supplemental Coverage is available to help cover out-of-pocket expenses for students with private health insurance coverage. See Student Health Insurance Requirements for more information. Students with less than 20 percent appointment or who waive the SHIP 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.