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Minimum Days Needed for an Appointment to Generate a Waiver

To be eligible for an assistantship tuition and fee waiver, a student must hold an appointment between 25%-67% for at least 91 days of a fall or spring term, or 41 days of summer term.


Fall 2018 Dates

  • The 91-day period must be contained in the period between the first day of class and the last day of final exams (August 27, 2018, and December 20, 2018).
  • The standard fall appointment period for assistantships is August 16, 2018-December 31, 2018, and any appointment for this period will meet the 91-day rule.
  • Additionally, appointments that begin on the first day of class, August 27, 2018, must go through at least November 25, 2018.
  • Appointments that end on the last day of finals, December 20, 2018, must begin no later than September 21, 2018.

Spring 2019 Dates

  • The 91-day period must be contained in the period between the first day of class and the last day of final exams (January 14, 2019, and May 10, 2019).
  • The standard spring appointment period for assistantships is January 1, 2019-May 15, 2019, and any appointment for this period will meet the 91-day rule.
  • Additionally, appointments that begin on the first day of class, January 14, 2019, must go through at least April 15, 2019.
  • Appointments that end on the last day of finals, May 10, 2019, must begin no later than February 9, 2019.

Summer 2019 Dates

  • Appointments that begin on the first day of class, May 13, 2019, must go through at least June 22, 2019.
  • Appointments that end on the last day of finals, August 3, 2019, must begin no later than June 26, 2019.

The academic calendar used for reference can be found at: http://senate.illinois.edu/ep0733.asp. Students in approved cost-recovery and self-supporting programs are not eligible to hold waiver-generating appointments. For more information, consult the campus Tuition Waiver Policy.