School of Graduate Studies

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees may vary depending on college and classes. Click here for the most accurate and up-to-date tuition and fees table.

Tuition Awards and Waivers

For some graduate students the cost of tuition is covered or reduced by the student’s department or college, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, or by the university. For students who are supported as assistants on research grants, the cost of resident tuition is frequently paid by the grant. Tuition support may be provided in the form of a waiver or an award. 

Tuition Award: USU has a limited pool of dollars that is used to pay graduate student tuition. These funds are allocated to the college deans, who then decide how they will be allocated within each college. Tuition award funds may be used for resident or non-resident tuition, and for students in any degree program. Because this pool of dollars is limited, each college and department must make decisions about how to allocate funds among their graduate students.

Research Non-Resident Tuition Waiver: USU will waive the non-resident portion of tuition for any graduate student who is in a PhD program or a MS Plan A program, and who is supported by a 0.5 FTE assistantship for the entire semester. This is a true waiver of non-resident tuition, and there is no limit on the number of waivers that may be awarded.

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver for Excellence: USU will waive the non-resident portion of tuition, for one year, for any incoming graduate student who has an admission GPA and test scores above the averages for their college. College averages for admission GPA and test scores will be computed each October, for students who are enrolled for the fall semester. This waiver is available to graduate students in any degree program. This is a true waiver of non-resident tuition, and there is no limit on the number of waivers that may be awarded.