In order to be a Qualifying Graduate Assistant (QGA), that is, in order to qualify for a tuition waiver in the Fall or Spring semester, a graduate assistant must:
Hold at least a .50 appointment (which is equivalent to 20 hours per week) from the first day of class to the last day of final examinations
Be enrolled in a minimum of 5 hours
Tuition for Advanced Programs, Liberal Studies, College of Continuing Education, OU Outreach, College of Law, Professional degrees offered through OU Health Science Center and audited courses are not eligible for Graduate College tuition waivers.
Fall, Spring, and Summer Tuition Waivers for Degree Programs starting Fall 2010 or later
In the spring or fall semester, a QGA who began her/his current master's or doctoral degree program in or after the 2010 Fall Semester may be eligible for a waiver of up to the total number of hours remaining toward the degree provided that s/he enrolls in 5 or more credit hours and holds a graduate assistantship total of at least .50 FTE.
A student's eligibility for a waiver in the summer is based on whether s/he held or will hold a qualifying appointment in the preceding spring or following fall semester.
A student's maximum total waiver over the course of a single degree program is the number of hours remaining toward the degree when s/he first receives a tuition waiver. If a student in the final semester of the degree program is only eligible for 1-4 hours, s/he may receive an additional waiver of up to the minimum enrollment required to qualify for a waiver.
For complete information about the tuition waiver program for students whose degree programs started Fall 2010 or later, please refer to the Graduate College Web site.
Intersession Tuition Waivers:
If a QGA does not use all the available tuition waiver amount in a given semester, the remaining amount may be applicable to certain courses in the intersession immediately following the semester. Students should contact the Graduate College for complete information.