A limited number of graduate assistantship positions are available every semester in the School of Teaching and Learning. Graduate assistants are eligible for a tuition waiver during the semester that they hold an appointment. Learn more about Graduate Assistantships.
Departmental Graduate Tuition Waivers
Before applying for a graduate tuition waiver, you must already have been admitted into a School of Teaching and Learning graduate program and be registered for courses in the semester for which you are applying. Download a tuition waiver application (pdf).
Tuition waiver applications are due from students on August 20 (fall), January 20 (spring), and May 20 (summer). Applications will be processed within 2 weeks of the deadline. Applications should be sent to the TCH Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Teaching and Learning, 232 DeGarmo Hall, 5330 Campus Box, Normal, IL 61790-5330 by the semester deadline.
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have successfully completed at least six (6) semester hours of coursework in the TCH M.S. programs or nine (9) hours of coursework in the TCH Ed.D. program.
Student must be fully admitted into the TCH degree program. Students on probation and visiting students are ineligible for tuition waivers.
Tuition waivers may only be used to cover coursework that will be placed on the degree audit and count towards the student’s degree in the School of Teaching and Learning.
Thesis/dissertation audit hours are not covered by tuition waivers.
Students must be in academic good standing.
Application must be submitted by the semester deadline.
Student must be receiving less than 100 percent tuition reimbursement from any other source.
Funds are limited, and no applicant is guaranteed a waiver. Applicants should pay their bills for courses as if no waivers are expected. If the waiver is granted after you pay your account balance, the University will issue a refund check.
The College of Education has a number of scholarships available for graduate students. Please check your eligibility for these available scholarships. The preferred scholarship application period is October 15-November 15 of each year. View College of Education scholarships.