Financial Aid Guidelines - Fee Remissions

Graduate Student Academic Appointee (SAA) Fee Remissions - 5400


Graduate Student Academic Appointee (SAA) Fee Remissions - 5400

Financial Policy: N/A
Related Policies:

Payments to Graduate Students and Related Fees

Additional Forms: N/A

Things to Know:

Financial aid should be budgeted according to the following expenditure object codes and descriptions that are specific to financial aid activity.

  • Graduate Student Academic Appointee (SAA) Fee Remissions – 5400
    Financial activity related to fee remissions for graduate or professional students with an academic appointment.   The mandatory fee remission policy states that students with academic appointments of 50% FTE or more should receive a full fee remission. Fee remissions may be awarded for a maximum of 30 hours per 12-month period beginning with the start of the fall semester with at most 12 hours in any semester or combined summer session. The stated fee remission award will cover a minimum of 90% of the credit hour fees for a resident and a minimum of 95% for a non-resident. Fee remissions do not cover G901, mandatory, course-related, or miscellaneous fees.  Fee remissions may be awarded for less than 50% FTE at the discretion of the department but cannot be charged to sponsored programs. See Contract and Grants Important Notice #97-1 for additional information. Expense for this category is to be processed through SIS third party contracts (Office of the Bursar). These funds are reflected in the student’s financial aid package as “Estimated Fee Remission.”

Note: Student Academic Appointees that hold an FTE of 37.5 or more are eligible for SAA Health Insurance based on their appointment.

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), for questions.