Tuition Remission

Most graduate students who have a Project Assistantship (PA), a Teaching Assistantship (TA), or a Research Assistantship (RA) of at least a 33.33% appointment for a fall or spring term are eligible to receive remission of full tuition.

Graduate students enrolled in service-based pricing programs, such as online and accelerated programs, are ineligible to receive tuition remission. See a list of UW–Madison academic programs with service-based pricing (NetID login required).

Graduate students should consult with their graduate programs and read their admission and appointment letters carefully to understand their benefits eligibility.

Fellowships that are payrolled through the university and carry stipends equivalent to at least a 33.33% Research Assistantship also qualify for remission of non-resident tuition.

Students should check with the payroll coordinator in their program to determine eligibility.

All graduate assistants are responsible for paying their segregated fees.

Tuition is remitted in summer sessions to graduate students in one of the following categories:

  • Those continuing students who were granted remissions in the immediately-preceding Spring semester provided they held a teaching, research, or project assistantship (all tuition), or graduate fellowship (non-resident portion of tuition) and enroll in the summer session as graduate students;
  • Those students who hold research, teaching, or project assistantship appointments, or fellowship appointments for the summer sessions, and who meet the criteria for remission established for the summer session.

For more information, visit the Bursar’s Office Tuition Remission webpage or view the Bursar’s Tuition Remissions Policy. For questions, contact the Bursar’s Office at

See Enrollment RequirementsFellowshipsMinnesota/Wisconsin ReciprocityProject or Program Assistant (PA)Research Assistant (RA), Teaching Assistant (TA)TraineeshipsWithdrawal, Payroll Benefits for Graduate Assistants, Fellows, and Trainees