In addition to federal and state grants and federal loans, there are numerous scholarship programs, state and university waiver programs and educational assistance programs from various businesses, organizations and agencies that provide financial assistance for eligible students.
Waivers are similar to scholarships and are awarded by the university and various state agencies. Information on waiver programs can be obtained from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and college offices.
For graduate and law students receiving waivers or tuition assistance, the instructional charge is the only portion eligible to be waived. All other costs, such as institutional charges and program differentials charges are the students responsibility to pay.
For any questions regarding waiver programs for University employees and dependents, you should contact Human Resource Services.
Scholarships are financial awards generally based on certain eligibility criteria such as grade point average, class rank, program of study or ethnicity, etc.. There are numerous scholarships offered by a variety of organizations, and scholarships, like grants, are money you do not have to pay back.