Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

A limited number of non-resident tuition waivers are available for graduate students. The waiver is defined as a reduction in tuition fees for non-resdient students to the resident rate. The waivers provide financial support for highly qualified applicants from outside the State of California. Application for waivers should be made by completing the Cal Poly Graduate Student Application for Financial Support Form. Criteria to be considered:

  • Scholastic achievement including GPA, standardized tests such as GRE, GMAT, etc. (only students with at least a 3.0 GPA overall will be considered).
  • Significant accomplishments such as published research work.
  • Recognition of excellence in your field by recipt of academic awards and activities in Professional Societies.
  • Recommendation by your graduate program coordinator.

Tuition waivers will normally be for three consecutive quarters, beginning with the first term of enrollment. The waivers are for graduate students enrolled in state supported graduate programs ONLY, not self-support graduate programs. Recipients must be engaged in full-time studies toward their degree, which means enrollment in a minimum of 8 units per quarter.

Graduate Student Application for Financial Support

Questions may be addressed to the Graduate Education Office or call (805) 756-2328.

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