THE GRADUATE SCHOOL

Tuition remission and stipends
for GAs for 2015-16 and beyond

This information was revised on Dec. 17, 2015, to indicate that continuing master's, doctoral and Ph.D. students who are funded by colleges/departments (academic and non-academic) will continue to receive tuition remission and stipend if their colleges/departments elect to renew them for the 2016-17 academic year and students remain academically eligible.

Our original announcement said only GAs funded by the Graduate School will continue to receive tuition remission and stipend.

The announcement below includes this revision (see the bold text after clicking on the second blue box).

For the 2016-17 academic year, overall University funding for graduate assistantships in Ph.D. programs will be at the same level as last year for teaching, instructional support and research appointments.

As a follow-up to the Nov. 25 communication in the Digest, Graduate School funding for graduate assistantships will be the same for the 2016-17 academic year as it was for 2015-16. All colleges will receive 100 percent funding for graduate assistantship positions for master's and doctoral students.

Additional details:

The Graduate School will continue to fund tuition remission for all current graduate student recipients who remain academically eligible. Stipend awards must meet a minimum standard that can vary by program. The Office of Research Administration will work with programs to validate these minimum standards.

All 2015-16 “GA” recipients funded by the Graduate School (as well as those funded by colleges/departments that may be academic or non-academic) and classified as Teaching, Instructional Support, Research or Administrative will continue to receive stipend and tuition remission for 2016-17 if their college/department elects to renew them for 2016-17 and the student remains academically eligible. The college/department must inform the Graduate School of tuition remission and stipend renewals for continuing students by contacting Manager of Graduate Student Financial Aid and Budgets Karen Caldwell at klc@uakron.edu on or before June 1, 2016.

The Graduate School will continue to fund tuition remission for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 for graduate student recipients who remain academically eligible. Stipend awards must meet a minimum standard that can vary by program. The Office of Research Administration will work with programs to validate these minimum standards.


If you have a question, write to Karen Caldwell, manager of graduate student financial aid and budgets, at klc@uakron.edu.


Change in responsibility for General Service Fee

STARTING IN FALL 2016 | Note that the only fee impact for continuing graduate students is that, beginning in Fall 2016, the General Service Fee (currently $16.45/credit hour and capped at 12 credits/semester -- a maximum of $197.40) will no longer be covered by the Graduate School. This fee will be charged to the student or may be paid by a college or department sponsoring the assistantship. Learn more about the General Service Fee.


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