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
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.
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.