Graduate Student Assistance (GSA) Tuition Waivers

Graduate Student Assistance (GSA) Tuition Waivers

Student Financial Services is responsible for the posting of GSA tuition waivers. GSA waivers are posted based on your appointment (fraction of employment) as a GSA and the number of credit hours you have registered for during the term of your appointment. GSA students can be appointed as a GSRA (graduate student research assistant), GSI (graduate student instructor), or GSSA (graduate student staff assistant). Below is additional information concerning your tuition waiver based on the type of employment appointment you have.

GSRA Waivers

If you have been appointed as a GSRA (Graduate Student Research Assistant), you will receive a full tuition waiver for the term you are appointed if you are:

In good standing as a student in a graduate degree program and registered for not less than six (6) credit hours each term or, with written approval of your faculty advisor, not less than five (5) credit hours consisting of not less than two (2) courses relevant to your degree program for the Fall Term or Winter Term or In good standing as a student in a graduate degree program with no specific enrollment requirement for the Spring Term, Spring/Summer Term or Summer Term Your employment fraction is 25% or more

Note: Your tuition waiver does not include payment of the miscellaneous fees assessed to your student account each term. Miscellaneous fees are comprised of the Registration Fee, Central Student Government Fee (CSG), Student Legal Services Fee, Central Student Government Fee, and University Unions & Recreational Sports Facility Improvement Fee. Some departments elect to pay these fees on behalf of their students. Please be sure to check with your department to verify whether they will pay the miscellaneous fees. If your department does not pay these fees, you will be responsible for payment of these fees. If not paid, you will also be responsible for payment of any late payment fees that may be assessed due to the delinquency of the miscellaneous fees.

*To view the current Graduate Student Research Assistant tuition average (and stipend amounts, GRADCARE benefits, etc.) click the following: GSRA.

  • Your appointment (or appointments) cover the full duration of the term
GSI/GSSA Waivers

GSI/GSSA's are covered by a contractual agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and Graduate Employees Organization/American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Local 3550. The agreement entitles a GSI/GSSA to a full or partial tuition waiver based on their employment fraction and the number of credit hours registered for. If you have been appointed as a GSI or GSSA you will receive a full or partial tuition waiver if:

In good standing as a student in a graduate degree program and registered for not less than six (6) credit hours each term or, with written approval of your faculty advisor, not less than five (5) credit hours consisting of not less than two (2) courses relevant to your degree program for the Fall Term or Winter Term
or In good standing as a student in a graduate degree program with no specific enrollment requirement for the Spring Term, Spring/Summer Term or Summer Term Your appointment fraction is at least 8.7% or more. If your appointment fraction is 23.7% or more, you are entitled to a full tuition waiver. If your appointment fraction is less than 23.7% you are eligible for a partial tuition waiver.

 

To calculate the amount of your waiver: - Locate your appointment percentage in the "Appointment Fraction" column. - Use the corresponding percentage listed in the "Tuition Waiver" column to compute your tuition waiver. Multiply the amount of your tuition by the corresponding percentage.

Please note: If you are eligible for a partial tuition waiver, please be aware that you will be responsible for the payment of the portion of your tuition not covered by the tuition waiver. Your tuition waiver will cover the cost of your Student Legal Services Fee and the University Unions & Recreational Sports Facility Improvement Fee each term. However, please be aware that you may be responsible for the remaining miscellaneous fees. Miscellaneous fees are comprised of the Registration Fee, Central Student Government Fee, Student Legal Services Fee, School & College Government Fee, and University Unions & Recreational Sports Facility Improvement Fee. You may be responsible for the Registration Fee, Central Student Government Fee, and School & College Government Fee. Some departments elect to pay the remaining miscellaneous fees (other than the SLS Fee and University Unions & Recreational Sports Fee) on behalf of their students. Please be sure to check with your department to verify whether they will pay the remaining miscellaneous fees. If your department does not pay the remaining fees, you will be responsible for payment of these fees. If not paid, you will also be responsible for payment of any late payment fees that may be assessed due to the delinquency of the miscellaneous fees.

Please see the table below to determine the tuition waiver you are eligible for.

GSI/GSSA Appointment Fraction Tuition Waiver

If the appointment is 23.7% or greater, the tuition waiver is 100% of tuition.

If the appointment is 18.7%, the tuition waiver is 61% of tuition.

If the appointment is 13.7%, the tuition waiver is 51% of tuition.

If the appointment is 8.7%, the tuition waiver is 41% of tuition.

Waiver Calculations

To calculate the amount of your waiver: - Locate your appointment percentage in the "Appointment Fraction" column. - Use the corresponding percentage listed in the "Tuition Waiver" column to compute your tuition waiver. Multiply the amount of your tuition by the corresponding percentage.

Please note: If you are eligible for a partial tuition waiver, please be aware that you will be responsible for the payment of the portion of your tuition not covered by the tuition waiver. Your tuition waiver will cover the cost of your Student Legal Services Fee and the University Unions & Recreational Sports Facility Improvement Fee each term. However, please be aware that you may be responsible for the remaining miscellaneous fees. Miscellaneous fees are comprised of the Registration Fee, Central Student Government Fee, Student Legal Services Fee, School & College Government Fee, and University Unions & Recreational Sports Facility Improvement Fee. You may be responsible for the Registration Fee, Central Student Government Fee, and School & College Government Fee. Some departments elect to pay the remaining miscellaneous fees (other than the SLS Fee and University Unions & Recreational Sports Fee) on behalf of their students. Please be sure to check with your department to verify whether they will pay the remaining miscellaneous fees. If your department does not pay the remaining fees, you will be responsible for payment of these fees. If not paid, you will also be responsible for payment of any late payment fees that may be assessed due to the delinquency of the miscellaneous fees.