Tuition Policy

Graduate Tuition Policy for CEAS

As part of FY13 budget, the following graduate registration and scholarships will be applied:

1. Funded graduate students who are on campus using our facilities and resources should be registered for 15 credit hours during Fall and Spring semesters. The exceptions can be granted to students who are close to the maximum permissible credit hours for receiving UGS (currently 260 quarter credits or about 170 semester credits) or those who are not receiving a tuition scholarship due to limitation in UGS budget. The exception can only by approved by Dean Lim.

2. The tuition scholarships for full‐time students from UGS for next academic year 2012‐2013 are:

(i) Resident MS/PhD students will receive $4,543.50 in UGS per semester
(ii) Non‐resident MS/PhD students will receive $10,105.50 in UGS per semester
(iii) MEng students will receive half of the above UGS amount.

The remaining tuition and fees ($2,811 per semester for MS/PhD) will be paid by research grant (see below) and/or student out‐of‐pocket. Again, any exceptions must be granted by Dean Lim.

3. Dean Lim has approved allowing prorated tuition on grant application budgets when partial graduate assistant stipends are requested:

Budgeted tuition may be prorated as a percentage of full stipend support when full GA stipends are not requested.  For example when only $10,000 stipend is requested, only 45.2% ($10,000/$22,100) of the $2,200 required tuition or $995 in tuition per semester may be budgeted.

4. Effective immediately, unless prohibited by the funding agency, each proposal will have to budget $2,200 per semester per graduate student for tuition and fees, which is about 36% of the current in‐state instructional fee. Future
budget will be adjusted according to this percentage as tuition rises. Also, note that for each MS and PhD graduate students, UGS will still be covering about 75% of the in‐state tuition and 87% of the out‐of‐state tuition.

5. Starting Fall 2012 semester, all grants will be charged $2,200 in tuition and fees per semester per graduate research assistant funded unless the research budget is unable to absorb the full amount. Once more, any exceptions must be
granted by Dean Lim.

Note that the above measures are in part to address some (~36%) of the 7% budget cut next fiscal year, which will be expected to raise an additional $600,000 in net income for CEAS.

We understand that this proposal is not popular nor desirable but the continual budget cut being passed down to our college gives us very little choice. We were mindful when designing these changes to minimize (as much as possible) the
direct impact on graduate students and the scholarly production in our college.


Dean Lim

Teik C. Lim, PhD, PE, Fellow(ASME,SAE)
Dean of College of Engineering and Applied Science
Phone: (513) 556 - 2933
fax: (513) 556 - 3626