In-State Tuition Rate Granted for Eligible Graduate Students

Posted: December 17, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: December 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm

The University Budget and Planning Team has approved a proposal to charge the in-state tuition rate for graduate teaching assistants and graduate research assistants who meet the criteria currently used to determine eligibility for university-provided graduate student health insurance.

These criteria include, but are not limited to, full-time status in a PhD or MFA program and an annual stipend of no less than $10,000. This policy change takes effect July 1, 2011.

Although the change does not affect students’ out-of-pocket expenses, it does mean that sponsored research proposals that include support for eligible graduate research assistants should, as of July 1, 2011, include in-state tuition and health insurance.

Faculty members who have an existing sponsored award that includes out-of-state tuition rates for a qualifying graduate research assistant after July 1 should contact their Office of Sponsored Programs Post Award Team Leader to make a re-budget request.

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