Eligibility for University Fellows Tuition Remission

Non-resident tuition only is remitted for certain University Fellows who hold eligible appointments.

Students with these appointments are responsible for paying the instructional portion of their tuition, in addition to their segregated fees and any other fees, by the due date specified on their tuition eBill – regardless of when the Bursar’s Office is notified of the remission.  Other fees could include fees such as the International Student Fee, the Official Document Fee and the Late Initial Enrollment Fee.

Students who finish their degree in the middle of a term will retain their tuition remission for that term, as long as they remain on payroll for no less than a 33% appointment, through the date that Grad School indicates the student received their degree.

Students who withdraw in the middle of a term without having received their degree, will lose their tuition remission if the amount earned at that time is not sufficient to meet the 33% for 4 ½ months appointment requirement. 

Fall and Spring Remission

It is University policy that Fellows or the sponsor of a fellowship will pay full tuition and fee charges in accordance with the residence status of the fellow. The Graduate School was delegated the responsibility and authority to make a limited number of non-resident tuition remissions available to fellowship holders. Priority is given to:

  • Fellowships granted in University-wide competitions.
  • Contractual and historical agreements between the donor and the University.
  • State funded fellowships.

To qualify for a non-resident tuition remission, the Fellow must receive a stipend equivalent to at least a 33% appointment research assistant. The Graduate School may also grant non-resident remission for fellowships in areas that have been identified as campus priorities.

Questions regarding the tuition status for University Fellows can be directed to the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding in the Graduate School via email offr@grad.wisc.edu.

For all eligible fellowships administered by the program/department/school level, you may submit the non-resident tuition remission form directly to the Bursar’s Office. The current Fellowship Information Form process will be retired.

Summer Remission

Continuing Graduate students who earned University Fellowship remission of their instructional and non-resident (if applicable) tuition in the Spring Term:

  • Based on eligible appointments, eligibility will carry over automatically to the following summer term.
  • Departments do not need to provide any additional information to the Bursar’s Student Account Office for the summer tuition remission to occur.

Graduate students who earned University Fellowship non-resident tuition remission in the Spring term:

  • Eligibility automatically carries over to the following summer term for the same year.
  • Departments do not need to provide additional information to the Bursar’s Student Account Office for the summer tuition remission to occur.
  • Students with these appointments are responsible for paying their segregated fees by the due date specified on the Tuition and Fee bill – regardless of when the Bursar’s Office is notified of the eligible appointment.

Tuition Remission Appointment Rate Minimums

Graduate students with Instructional Academic Staff appointments need to earn a minimum amount during the term in order to be eligible for the tuition remission.

Tuition Remission Appointment Rate Minimums

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