Some individual graduate
programs do not allow students enrolled in their programs to
have their University tuition waived through use of a tuition waiver. Students enrolled in programs that do not allow the use of tuition waivers may not hold graduate assistantships (because a waiver is required to accompany all graduate assistantships) or receive any kind of tuition waivers without permission from their program.
Graduate and professional programs and courses that restrict students’ use of University tuition waivers (as of Fall 2019; NOTE THAT SOME PROGRAMS MAY RESTRICT THE USE OF WAIVERS EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT LISTED HERE):
professional programs that restrict students’ use of University tuition
waivers must 1) convey this information to potential applicants to the
program so that applicants are aware that they may not be allowed to
seek graduate assistantships or merit, employee, or special program waivers to
defray the costs of their program, and 2) regularly inform students
admitted to the program of restrictions on their ability to seek and
obtain graduate assistantships or merit, employee, or special program waivers.
If only some
students in a program are to be allowed to seek assistantships or
waivers, the procedures for obtaining program permission must be clearly
conveyed to students. If a student in a program that does not normally allow the use of waivers
is given permission to apply for an assistantship or waiver from a unit
other than their own program, this permission must be conveyed in
writing to the hiring unit (for an assistantship) or the waiver granting
unit (for other waivers).
Hiring units and
waiver granting units (other than a student’s own program) must receive
written permission from a student’s program before considering a student
for a graduate assistantship or waiver if the student is in one of the
programs listed below. Because other programs may at times place
restrictions on students’ ability to obtain assistantships or waivers,
it is good practice for hiring or waiver granting units to ask students
from other programs to confirm that their program will allow them to
have their University tuition waived prior to accepting an application
for an assistantship or waiver from the student.
- Online Priced-to-Market Programs assess tuition and determine the value of tuition waivers differently than other WVU graduate programs. As of Fall 2019, these Online Priced-to-Market Programs include Business Cybersecurity Management, Business Data Analytics, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), and Data Marketing Communications (DMC). Rather than waiving the standard amount for University tuition, GA, employee, and merit waivers reduce students’ tuition charges by $375 per credit hour. For more information on this tuition assessment format and fee waiving process, please contact WVU Online or individual program directors.
Health Sciences programs (including Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health). Students must obtain permission from their program to seek or hold a graduate assistantship or to receive waivers.
Most WVU Online and Hybrid programs. Students must obtain permission from their program to seek or hold a graduate assistantship or to receive waivers.
- John Chambers College of Business and Economics
- Master of Business Administration (Online Hybrid MBA)
- MS in Business Data Analytics
- MS in Business Cybersecurity Management
- MS in Forensic and Fraud Examination
- Other colleges: Students should check with their program.
- Special Intercession courses. Waivers may not be used for Special Intercession courses.
- College of Education and Human Services:
- Students in the master's Speech-Language Pathology program are restricted from all graduate assistantships while enrolled in CSAD 718: Externship in Speech Pathology/Audiology.
- Students in the Doctorate of Audiology program are restricted from all graduate assistantships while enrolled in CSAD 789: Audiology Residency.