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Graduate Assistantship Stipends & Tuition Waivers

A number of the College of Science and Health graduate programs offer students the opportunity to perform research and administrative duties in a graduate assistantship format. Qualified students are eligible to receive stipends and tuition waivers or just full or partial tuition waivers. For more information on what stipend and/or tuition waiver opportunities might be available to you, please contact your program director.

Graduate Assistantship Stipends

If you anticipate to receive a stipend and have not worked on-campus before or you have previously worked on campus, then you will need to schedule an appointment with the graduate student services administrator in the College of Science and Health's Office of Advising and Student Services by calling 773-325-8490 to initiate the hiring process.

In order to facilitate the process, it is important to bring the necessary hiring paperwork and documentation as detailed on page five of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form with you to this appointment. You will be instructed to visit the Office of Student Employment immediately following your appointment in order to complete the I-9 form and other hiring documents, including the Student Employee Agreement Form. For more information regarding the student hiring process, please visit the Office of Student Employment.

Students receiving a graduate assistantship stipend are not required to submit their hours through a timesheet. Payment will be distributed according to the University's payroll calendar and within the pay period assigned on the Student Employment Action Form (SEAF) completed with the graduate student services administrator.

Tuition Waivers

In addition to stipends, some of the graduate programs are able to award students with full or partial tuition waivers. If you are interested in tuition waivers, then it is important to routinely inquire with your program director about availability; they are often awarded on a quarterly basis.

If you receive a tuition waiver, you will register for classes as you normally would. The reduction in tuition is handled internally and it is not necessary to complete hiring paperwork.

Waivers for students with financial aid (this includes all loans processed through the Financial Aid Office) are processed before the first disbursement date of the term as long as the student is registered for courses.  If a student who receives aid drops a class after a tuition waiver has been applied and receives a refund due to the waiver, he/she is required to return those funds.

Waivers for students without financial aid will not be posted until after the add/drop date for each term. There is no penalty for an outstanding balance owed during the add/drop period.  A late fee will not be assessed, nor will a registration hold be administered during that time.

Please contact DePaul Central with any questions you may have regarding how tuition waivers apply toward your student account.​