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Graduate Student Fees and Tuition Remission

Estimating Graduate Student Fees and Tuition

Please use the information located on the Tuition, Fee Remission, GSHIP tab in the Quick Reference section of this web site to estimate tuition, partial fee remission and graduate student health insurance program costs.

Budgeting Graduate Student Fees & Tuition

Graduate student fees and tuition are considered fringe benefits for budgeting purposes. To comply with UCR's cost accounting practices, budget graduate student fees and tuition by:

  • Calculate fringe benefit costs as described in Employee Fringe Benefits.
  • Determine the appropriate graduate student fees and nonresident tuition (as applicable) for the period of time that the graduate student will receive compensation for working on the project and remain eligible for partial fee and tuition remission.
  • Determine the cost for graduate student health insurance, as applicable.
  • List the combined costs (fringe benefits plus partial fee and tuition remission plus GSHIP) in the budget as the total fringe benefit cost for the graduate student.
  • Explain in the budget justification that the total fringe benefit costs include fringe benefits, partial fee and tuition remission and GSHIP. In addition, describe how these cost components were estimated for multi-year projects.
  • When calculating the Facilities and Administrative Costs (indirect costs) for the budget, remember that F & A costs are not assessed on the partial fee and tuition remission when using the modified total direct cost base described in UCR's Rate Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for UCR's Graduate Student Partial Fee and Tuition Remission Program, a graduate student must meet all of the following conditions:

Partial Fee Remission

  • The student must have an appointment in the Graduate Student Researcher series of at least 25% for the full academic quarter for which fees and tuition are paid.
  • The appointment must be effective the first day of the quarter for which fees and tuition are paid.
  • The student must be within normative time for the degree program.

Tuition Remission

  • The student must have an appointment in the Graduate Student Researcher series of at least 45% time for academic year to qualify for tuition remission.

Payment of Fee and Tuition Remission

To comply with UCR's cost accounting practices and UCR's Graduate Student Partial Fee and Tuition Remission Program:

  • Payment for fee and tuition remission should be made from the same funding source that provided salary and fringe benefits whenever possible.
  • Departmental, fellowship or other unrestricted funds must be used to pay the fees and tuition of eligible graduate students receiving salary/fringe benefits from General Funds or awards originating from nonparticipating sponsors.