Department of English at Illinois State University

Tuition Waivers for Graduate Students

Tuition waivers are available to graduate students from both the English Department and the University. All tuition waivers cover the cost of tuition only; students with waivers will need to cover fees and other expenses through other means.

Departmental Tuitions Waivers

Graduate tuition waivers are awarded on a competitive basis by the Department of English to students who show promise of success and who have not received a fellowship or other award that funds tuition costs. To apply, complete the Graduate Trustees' Tuition Waiver application and the Selective Service Statement and return the application to the English Dept. Office (STV 409). Tuition waivers may be applied to the cost of tuition only; the graduate student must make arrangements to pay student fees, insurance, or other educational expenses. 

The deadline for consideration for a tuition waiver for the fall semester is August 10th.

The deadline for consideration for the spring semester is December 10th.

University Tuition Waivers

Diversity Tuition Waivers

Diversity Tuition Waivers are awarded on a case by case basis to U.S. citizens of African American, American Indian, Asian, or Hispanic ethnicity, who have been admitted to the Graduate School. This fellowship may be received in addition to most other types of assistance; however, the receipt of a graduate assistantship includes a tuition waiver that results in the withdrawal of this waiver.

Diversity Tuition waivers cover tuition only and not fees. The maximum waiver available is 9 hours of in-state tuition. This program is designed to provide an opportunity to achieve a graduate degree. Students receiving waivers who withdraw from all courses will be responsible for late withdrawal fee payments.

Application for Diversity Tuition Waivers

International Graduate Tuition Waivers

The University offers tuitions waivers to international students who are in good academic standing, who are active in campus activities, and who have completed one full academic year in their current level of study.

Application for International Graduate Tuition Waivers