Application process begins for Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waivers


Applications are now being accepted for the Marshall University Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver program for the spring 2013 semester, according to Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of the Graduate College. The program provides tuition assistance for 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 MU.  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, Spindel said. Students who received a Graduate Scholarship Tuition Waiver for fall term, 2012, are not eligible for a waiver for spring 2013.


  • Deadline for the applications is Friday, Nov. 9. 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 2013 by Friday, Dec. 7,  in order to receive a waiver. Spindel 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 Dec. 7 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 Completed waiver applications must be submitted in person or by U.S. Mail. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

For more information, contact the Graduate College office at ext.6-6606.