Tuition Waivers for Qualifying Graduate Assistants (QGAs)
Qualifying graduate assistants are eligible for a waiver of up to the total number of hours required for the graduate program, provided they meet the eligibility requirements for QGAs.
Tuition waivers do not cover:
- University fees (estimate the cost of fees using the Tuition and Fees Calculator)
- Tuition for OU Online programs and courses
- Tuition for Extended Campus (formerly Liberal Studies) courses
- Tuition for OU North America and Europe (formerly Advanced Programs) courses
- Tuition for College of Professional and Continuing Studies (formerly OU Outreach) courses
- Tuition for College of Law courses
- Audited courses
- OU Health Science Center professional degrees
Students and courses in the following programs are not eligible for tuition waivers:
- All OU Online programs and courses
- Master of Arts in TESOL
- Professional Master of Arts in TESOL
- Simultaneous accelerated programs
More details on tuition waivers and costs not covered can be found in section 22.214.171.124 of the Graduate College Bulletin.
- Tuition waivers for qualifying graduate assistants are automatically applied to student's accounts within the first three weeks of classes.
- If a graduate assistant changes enrollment after a tuition waiver has been applied, the waiver will automatically get adjusted within 5 business days.
- Tuition waivers are factored into a student's overall aid package.
- The student is responsible for any tuition not covered by the waiver.
Tuition Waiver Limits
Qualifying graduate assistants are eligible for a waiver of up to the total number of hours required for the graduate program. Doctoral students also in a master’s program are eligible for the total number of hours required for the doctoral degree.
Change in Enrollment
Tuition waivers are calculated on the number of hours in which a student is enrolled at the time the waiver is awarded. If a student's enrollment increases or decreases, tuition waiver adjustments will be made within five business days.
Students who held or will hold a qualifying appointment in the preceding spring or following fall semester will be eligible for a waiver in the summer, provided they have not exhausted their maximum allowable waiver.