Friday, October 04, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Application process under way for graduate tuition waivers at Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Applications are now being accepted for the Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver program for the spring 2014 semester, according to Dr. David J. Pittenger, interim dean of the Graduate College. The program provides tuition assistance for a limited number of graduate students and Marshall University full-time faculty and staff employees.

Applicants must be currently admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree-granting or certificate program at Marshall.  Up to three hours of waiver for graduate coursework will be awarded to qualified applicants. The waiver does not cover online courses.

The awarding of waivers is competitive and is made on the basis of academic achievement and promise, Pittenger said. Students are eligible for one award in three consecutive semesters (i.e., a student who received an award in fall 2013 is not eligible for another award until fall 2014; a student who receives an award in spring 2014 is not eligible for another award until Spring 2015; a student who receives an award in summer 2014 is not eligible for another award until summer 2015). In addition, beginning with the fall 2013 scholarship waiver period, students are limited to a maximum of four awards. Past awards do not apply.

Deadline for the applications is Friday, Nov. 8. Applicants who are awarded waivers will be notified by e-mail. Waivers are posted to student accounts within 10 business days of approval and registration. Award recipients are responsible for any amount not covered by the waiver. Balances must be paid by the tuition/fee due date noted on the Bursar website at

Applicants must be registered for graduate courses for spring 2014 by Friday, Nov. 22, in order to receive a waiver. Pittenger said applicants are encouraged to register for classes at the same time they submit a waiver application. Waivers for students who are not registered by Nov. 22 will be assigned to other qualified applicants.

Applications are available in the Graduate College office (Old Main 113) on the Huntington campus, through a student’s academic department office on the South Charleston campus, or online via a link from Completed waiver applications may be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or submitted in person.

For complete information please see: or contact the Graduate College office at 6-6606.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
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