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Graduate Program Director Handbook Chapter 7: Tuition and Financial Aid

7.1 Tuition

For a break-down of tuition and fees please refer to the Tuition & Fees website.

7.2 Types of Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified students. Continuation of the award is based on the student’s satisfactory performance in both academic and assigned duties. Graduate students who wish to apply for assistantships should write to the chairperson of the department in which they plan to enroll. 


Graduate Fee Waivers

The State of Florida funds a limited number of graduate matriculation fee waivers for graduate students who are on either graduate assistantships or fellowships. These waivers can be used to offset a portion of a graduate student’s in-state tuition. A student must be a fully admitted graduate student to qualify under this program. Because each college administers this program using different requirements, students are encouraged to contact their college as early as possible to determine their eligibility. 


Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

Out-of-State tuition may be waived for certain full- and part-time enrolled non-residents who have skills or abilities which will contribute to the academic environment of the University. UNF attracts a great majority of its students from Northeast Florida.  Awards are based on the availability of funds. 


Latin American Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship

Students from Latin America and the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are eligible to receive Latin American/Caribbean (LAC) Scholarships at UNF. In order to qualify, they must be admissible to UNF under existing criteria for undergraduate or graduate programs and meet other standards. On the basis of the LAC Scholarship, the student will be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. For more information, please refer to the International Center website.


Auzenne Fellowship

The Auzenne Fellowship is a yearly award given out on a merit basis - based on a combination of GPA and GRE/GMAT test scores - which funds students for full-time study during the Fall and Spring semesters. This program is designed to assist Florida’s State Universities in increasing the enrollment of students who are enrolled in disciplines in which there is under-representation of the group at the graduate level at the University of North Florida. Awards are continued for up to two years for students in Masters programs, and up to four years for Doctoral programs. 


College-based Scholarships

Funding for scholarships for graduate students is received by the individual colleges as part of their annual budget request and subsequent allocation. Individual college deans allocate shares of those resources to individual departments as well as determine how those resources may be distributed to students. 


For additional funding opportunities please refer to our Fellowships, Grants, and Scholarships website.