Application process begins for Summer Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waivers


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

Applicants must be currently admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree-granting or certificate program at Marshall University.  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 receives an award in summer 2014 is not eligible for another award until summer 2015; a student who receives an award in fall 2014 is not eligible for another award until fall 2015; a student who receives an award in spring 2015 is not eligible for another award until spring 2016). In addition, students are limited to a maximum of four awards beginning with the fall 2013 semester.

Deadline for the applications is Monday, April 21. 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 and balances must be paid by the tuition/fee due date noted on the Bursar website at www.marshall.edu/bursar.

Applicants must be registered for graduate courses for summer by Friday, April 25, 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 April 25 will be assigned to other qualified applicants.

Applications are available in the Graduate College office (Old Main 113) , through a student’s academic department office on the South Charleston campus or online at www.marshall.edu/graduate/forms/tuitionwaiverapplication.pdf. Completed waiver applications may be mailed, emailed, faxed or submitted in person.

For complete information please see: www.marshall.edu/graduate/graduate-scholarship-tuition-waiver/  or contact the Graduate College office at ext.6-6606.