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. Apply 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:
- Residence Life
- Gateway Student Success Center
- Institute for Human Development
See general information on some of our annual graduate service assistantships, and explore current openings to see if there is a right fit for you.
Graduate assistantship forms and resources
Contact your hiring department to pick up a new hire packet.
Faculty/staff forms and resources
Contact your intended program department for specific information on
how to apply for an assistantship.