Each department may allocate funds in its budget to offer a limited number of graduate assistantships to support qualified students in their graduate studies. Each assistantship includes a full tuition waiver. Graduate assistants are employees of the university whose employment is usually situated within an academic department under the supervision of its college. As employees, they are subject to some of the same requirements as other faculty and staff members, such as Ethics Training. For more information, see the APPM, Section IV, Item 1. A limited number of competitive fellowships and other awards are also available through the Graduate School.