Financial Support Requirements
Graduate students must meet all of the following requirements each term that they receive fellowships, assistantships, or tuition remission:
- Students must be accepted as a graduate student in a degree program and enrolled full-time. See Full-time Enrollment Requirements. Nondegree-seeking students and students who are only admitted to a graduate certificate program are ineligible for UCF financial support.
- Students must maintain good academic standing. See Academic Progress and Performance.
- In order to receive tuition remission, students must be either graduate assistants (position codes 9181-9184, 9186, or 9187), University Fellows, or be admitted as part of a formal, written University-approved agreement. The graduate assistant category includes the following types of appointments: Graduate Assistant (GA, Position Code 9186); Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA, Position Code 9184); Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA, Position Code 9183); Graduate Teaching Assistant-Grader (GTA, Position Code 9187); Graduate Research Assistant (GRA, Position Code 9182); and Graduate Research Associate (GRA, Position Code 9181). Full tuition support requires a qualifying university fellowship or a 0.5 FTE appointment (20 hours per week) and stipend level of at least $12,000 ($6,000 in fall and spring) for doctoral students or $10,000 ($5,000 in fall and spring) for master's students for the academic year. Half tuition support requires a 0.25 FTE appointment (10 hours per week) and stipend level of at least $6,000 ($3,000 in fall and spring) for doctoral students or $5,000 ($2,500 in fall and spring) for master's students for the academic year.
- Tuition remission will be provided only for courses that are part of the student's program of study and necessary for progress toward the student's graduate degree.
- Graduate fellowships have additional requirements. See Graduate Fellowships.