Please complete the following if you are a graduate student employee who:
- Does not have Texas-resident status
- Are appointed for at least 20 hours/week in one of the following job titles
- Teaching Assistant
- Assistant Instructor
- *Graduate Research Assistant
Prior to the start of EVERY SEMESTER of employment in a qualifying job title, the student employee must complete and submit the online Resident Tuition Entitlement form. When the form is submitted, the tuition bill will recalculate to the Texas-resident rate.
*The benefit is not always available to GRAs. Check with your hiring department for more information.
Select the correct semester of employment from the drop down menu!
Tuition Reduction Benefit
The most updated information on TRB and TRB supplements can always be found here: https://gradschool.utexas.edu/finances/student-employment/academic-employment/tuition-reduction-benefit. Refer to this site for current rates and processing dates.
Students employed as teaching assistants (TAs), assistant instructors (AIs), and some graduate research assistants (GRAs)* are eligible for a tax-exempt Tuition Reduction Benefit related to their student academic employment. The amount is based on the number of hours of the appointment and the availability of funding.
Please note: the Tuition Reduction Benefit REDUCES your tuition bill; it does not pay this amount to you. If you paid your tuition before the Tuition Reduction Benefit was applied to your bill, you will receive the TRB amount approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the 12th class day via your current method of deposit. If you have a zero balance tuition bill after all waivers and exemptions (and before a TRB has been applied), you will not receive a tuition reduction benefit.
Paying Tuition Bills
Students must be registered full-time (there are some exceptions), confirm attendance, and have paid their bill before any scholarship funds are released. The College of Fine Arts will not release funds prior to the first tuition bill payment. If students have other outstanding bills (for example, health bills, parking citations, etc.), these get paid first before the award is released.
This means that even if the school has awarded funds that would cover the difference between full tuition costs and a tuition reduction benefit, or funds to put toward insurance costs etc., they will need to pay the first tuition bill upfront in order to release the fellowship funds.
This is especially important for international students who have additional administrative fees and a mandatory student insurance fee applied to their tuition bill each semester. Students will need to clear that balance before fellowship funds will be released.