Tuition Waivers

2022-2023 Academic Year

Resident Tuition Waivers

A limited number of Resident Tuition Waivers are available for graduate students who are legal residents of the State of California. The waiver applies to state tuition only and does not cover University fees. Students in state-supported programs are eligible to apply. Students in self-supported programs are not eligible (Business Analytics, Fire Protection Engineering, Packaging Value Chain, Quantitative Economics, Taxation). For more information about self-supported programs, please refer to the Graduate Education Handbook under Registration and Fees.

Recipients of the California State University Grant (SUG) are not eligible to receive a Resident Tuition Waiver.

Application for Resident Tuition Waiver

Deadlines

First Round Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

First Round Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

You will only apply one time, and your application will automatically move to the second round if you are not selected for a tuition waiver during the first round of review.

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-resident students to the resident rate. The waiver provides financial support for highly qualified applicants from outside the State of California. Students in self-supported programs are not eligible (Business Analytics, Fire Protection Engineering, Packaging Value Chain, Quantitative Economics, Taxation). For more information about self-supported programs, please refer to the Graduate Education Handbook under Registration and Fees.

Application for Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

Deadlines

First Round Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

First Round Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

You will only apply one time, and your application will automatically move to the second round if you are not selected for a tuition waiver during the first round of review.

Address the following criteria in your application

Scholastic Achievement

Scholastic achievement including GPA (only students with a 3.0 GPA and above will be considered).

Accomplishments

Significant accomplishments such as research or work experience.

Recognition

Recognition of excellence in your field by receipt of academic awards and activities in Professional Societies.

Requirements

Student must be engaged in full-time studies toward their degree

Student must have a minimum of 8 units per quarter

Contact Us

Questions may be addressed to the graduatescholarship@calpoly.edu.