Gift aid, including the value of tuition waivers, is potentially taxable income to students and employees. Individuals may contact Tax Services for information concerning tax implications of tuition waivers.
Students admitted to WVU graduate programs who have been awarded fellowships from sources outside of WVU that do not cover tuition should contact the Office of Graduate Education and Life to determine if a University tuition waiver can be provided to them.
Some programs and courses restrict students’ use of graduate tuition waivers. These restrictions are described more fully in the section on Restrictions on Graduate Tuition Waivers, and should be reviewed by students seeking graduate assistantships or merit or employee waivers as well as units seeking to hire students as graduate assistants or granting merit or employee waivers.
A waiver form must be submitted each term. See the information in this section as well as the forms themselves for information on who must complete, approve, and submit the form. The deadline to submit University tuition waiver forms to the Office of Student Accounts for each term is:
- Fall term by late June
- Spring term by mid-November
- Summer term by mid-April