The grant from which a student is funded may be responsible for some or all of the resident tuition waived by the Graduate Student Tuition Support Program if:
Departments requesting support for a graduate research assistant (GRA) should include in their budgets:
Note: If a student has an assistantship paid by a grant and takes more than nine hours in a semester, the grant will be charged for whatever portion of the Tuition Support Program resident tuition that would be charged to the grant, based on the student’s salary — not just the nine hours budgeted.
For all grants written since Aug. 15, 2002, the grant must also budget for the summer session resident tuition. If the grant budget did not include funding for a GRA and a GRA is subsequently hired, the grant is responsible for payment of the resident tuition for the period the student was appointed a GRA.
If a student has more than one assistantship or fellowship, the cost of the resident educational tuition support will be split between them. The amount charged to each grant will be pro-rated based on the amount being paid by each award or the FTE’s (if both appointments are assistantships).
If a principal investigator (PI) who is preparing a grant proposal doesn’t know whether the granting agency will cover resident tuition costs as student aid, the PI must contact the Office of Sponsored Programs. A PI who wishes to have a Graduate Student Tuition Support Program tuition waiver as a cost-share for a grant must petition the dean of the Office of Graduate Studies and complete the Cost-Share Fee Waiver Request Form (pdf).