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The Graduate College Handbook

for students, faculty and staff – August 2018

E. Cost-of-Education Policy

The Council of Deans approved a formal cost-of-education allowance policy for graduate fellowships on June 6, 2001; Effective July 1, 2001

External agencies providing fellowship or traineeship support are required to pay the University for the fellow or trainee’s full tuition or pay a negotiated institutional allowance in lieu of full payment. The Graduate College negotiates the institutional payment with the sponsor.

Any cost-of-education allowance or institutional payment negotiated in lieu of full payment of tuition and fees provided to the University by an external sponsor shall accrue to the Graduate College. In exchange for the negotiated payment, the University provides the fellow or trainee with full coverage of tuition and all mandatory fees if there are no stipulations to the contrary.

Any exceptions to this policy must be granted by the Dean of the Graduate College. Questions about the policy may be directed to the Graduate College Fellowship Office at or 333-0036.

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