Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee rates are subject to change at the direction of the Board of Regents. For the current tuition and fees charges in effect, refer to Student Accounts.

Tuition and Fees for Graduate Assistants

  • Students holding a benefits-eligible graduate assistantship may receive tuition remission of up to 12 hours per semester during the fall and/or spring semesters plus a portion of the student's health insurance premium.
  • Payment of the student's portion of the health insurance premium, University program and facilities fees, library fees, technology fees, registration fees, special course fees, are the student's responsibility.
  • If a graduate assistant resigns or terminates the assistantship during the semester before four full months of service, all benefits will be lost. The student then is responsible for the total tuition payment and health insurance premiums.


Students who elect to withdraw from the University within the first four weeks of a semester, or within the first two weeks of a summer session, may be entitled to a fractional refund of tuition. The conditions of eligibility for refunds are subject to change. The current conditions are described on the University Registrar’s web site on the academic calendar.

Residency Status for Tuition Purposes

Regulations pertaining to resident status for tuition purposes are established by the Board of Regents. Initial determination of resident status is made at the time of admission and is noted on the Certificate of Admission. If a non-resident student wishes to change status, it is necessary to file an application with the Office of Graduate Studies, 1100 Seaton Hall. Requirements for resident status are included with the Application for Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes (PDF).

University Staff Exemption

Members of the academic-administrative, managerial-professional, and office-service staffs employed full time are eligible for the Employee and Dependent Scholarship Program. They can register for 15 credit hours each academic year (August through July). Participants are required to be fully admitted and to pay $1 per credit hour plus technology fees.  Part-time, temporary staff members and those employed only for the summer session must pay regular fees.