Tuition Remissions

Tuition Remissions

Department of Biostatistics Guidelines for Awarding Tuition Remissions

The following criteria will be used by the Department of Biostatistics (and followed by the Chair, Directors of Graduate Admissions and Studies, and by the Department Registrar) for making decisions about Tuition Remission awards. All such awards are, of course, subject to the availability of funds, which are allocated by the Graduate School.

When possible, approximately five Tuition Remissions may be awarded to new students, and the remaining available Tuition Remissions will be awarded to eligible returning students. Each award to a new student will be for one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). Returning student Tuition Remission eligibility is determined on a semester basis and is contingent upon:

(a) full time student status;
(b) high quality performance in course work;
(c) high quality performance in GRA activities;
(d) financial need;
(e) compliance with guidelines set by the Graduate School.

Criteria indicating lack of excellence in academic progress include poor academic performance (e.g., as indicated by the grade of F or L in any course) and/or the inability to maintain full time student status (except in certain circumstance such as a major illness or personal hardship).

Enrollment Requirements

Doctoral or Master’s/Doctoral Sequence Students:
Full enrollment is required (9 hours or more) during the first two years of graduate study. Thereafter, once all other degree requirements have been satisfied, students must enroll for at least 3 hours of Doctoral Dissertation (BIOS 994).

Master’s Students:Full enrollment is required (9 hours or more) during the first three semesters of graduate study. Thereafter, once all other degree requirements have been satisfied, students must enroll for at least 3 hours of Master’s Paper (BIOS 992).

All students must remain appropriately enrolled for the entire semester to be eligible for, and to retain tuition remission or an in-state tuition award for the relevant semester.

Dropping below the minimum enrollment requirement during the semester will result in the loss of tuition remission and the financial responsibility rests on the student.

Duration of Support

Students in terminal masters’ programs are eligible for tuition remission and/or in-state tuition awards from the designated tuition fund for four semesters; Doctoral students (or students in masters then doctoral sequence programs) are eligible for tuition remission and/or in-state tuition awards from the designated tuition fund for up to ten semesters.
A student who completes a degree in one academic program, then enrolls in another academic program or changes academic programs without receiving a degree, is only eligible for the maximum semesters of eligibility as noted above during their enrollment at the university, or no more than ten semesters

Last updated June 05, 2013