Graduate Student Tuition Waiver Program
Approximately 270 units are allocated each year for the Graduate
Student International Tuition Waiver Program. Students who are
currently enrolled at Cal State L.A. or prospective students who
are nominated by a department and endorsed by the appropriate
college are considered eligible for support under this program.
Students will receive units based on courses on their graduate
programs that are not completed. Full time enrollment
reimbursement cannot exceed 12 units per quarter per year for
three quarters (fall, winter, and spring), up to a maximum of two
years. Note that the second year of support is conditional on the
studentís first-year performance and is given only with the
recommendation of the studentís college.
Process for Currently
Enrolled Students to Submit an Application:
A blank application form is attached. Currently enrolled
international graduate students may apply for the Tuition Waiver
by submitting a completed application and the following items to
their College Associate Deans by Friday,
January 17, 2003.
application form, including a written statement describing the
studentsí goals/objectives and their need for financial
Two letters of
recommendation from department chairs, faculty members who have
taught or advised the students, or other pertinent individuals.
The letters should address the studentsí ability to complete the
degree successfully and the studentsí need for financial
Unofficial copies of
transcripts from colleges and universities attended by the
student. The College Associate Dean should add to the students
application copies of unofficial CSULA transcripts and signed
College Review of
Currently Enrolled and Prospective Students: Colleges may
elect to nominate currently-enrolled or prospective students.
Colleges will rank order the top six students and provide a
one-to-two line rationale for each. In addition, the completed
application and supporting documents for all nominated current
students should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies &
students who are nominated, colleges will submit (a) a brief
description of the studentsí background, (b) a statement
describing studentsí need for financial assistance, and (c)
letters of endorsement from the department chair and a graduate
adviser. Materials for all recommended students must be
submitted by Friday, January 31, 2003.
Subcommittee Review: GSS will review all recommendations
during their first meeting of the Spring Quarter and recommend
students for the tuition waivers to the Dean of Graduate Studies &
Dean of Graduate
Studies & Research: Dean Theodore J. Crovello will award the
tuition waivers during the month of June 2003.
NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGES:
Please note that two important changes have been made to this
program effective this year. The program is now open to
prospective students, subject to their nomination by their
department and college, and students may be recommended for a
second year, conditional on their first year performance.