College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Student Resources > Graduate Student Support > Stipends and Tuition Waivers
A number of the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences graduate programs offer
students the opportunity to perform research and administrative duties
in an assistantship format. Qualified students are eligible to receive
stipends and waivers or just full or partial tuition waivers. For more
information on what assistantship opportunities are available to you,
contact your program director.
If you receive a stipend and have not worked on-campus before or have
previously worked on campus, you will need to schedule an appointment
with Graduate Student Services 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 three 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. For more information
regarding the student hiring process, please visit the Office of Student Employment.
Students receiving a graduate 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).
In addition to stipends, many of the graduate programs are able to
award students with full or partial tuition waivers. If you are
interested in tuition waivers, it is important to routinely inquire with
your program office about availability, as they are often awarded on a
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 receiving 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 with no other financial aid will
not be posted until after the drop date 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
If you are the recipient of tuition a waiver and have questions regarding you student account, contact LASGraduateOffice@depaul.edu.