TABLE 1-4 Public University Tuition Waiver Policies for International Graduate Students


Regulation on Tuition Waivers

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Tuition charges waiveda

University of Arizona

Tuition charges waivedb

University of California, Los Angeles

No waiver for TAs; varying amounts of tuition charges waived for RAs depending on percentage of appointment. Nonresident tuition (NRT) is reduced by 75% for PhD students who have advanced to candidacya,b

University of Florida

Tuition charges waiveda

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuition charges waived for TAs and RAs with a minimum 25% through 67% appointment; the tuition waiver varies between a “base-rate” and a “full” waiver, depending on the graduate program in which the student is enrolled; the base-rate waiver is for the lowest, in-state tuition rate, and the full waiver covers the tuition as assessed, whether resident or nonresidenta,c

University of Kansas

NRT waived for TAs and RAs with 50% appointmentsa,b

University of Maryland at College Park

No waiverd

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Tuition charges waiveda,e

State and Federal Funding Sources

Like domestic graduate students, international graduate students are typically subsidized by federal, state, university, foundation, and other sources. Many are supported by research assistantships (RAs), with funding obtained by a principal investigator from government grants (such as from NSF, NIH, the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Education, and the Department of Defense) and corporate contracts. Others are supported by teaching assistantships (TAs) funded by universities, with funds from state legislatures for public universities or tuition and endowment income for private universities. TAs and RAs are working at low wages, so the calculation of how much they are subsidized

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