This program provides graduate tuition scholarships to graduate fellows whose stipends are paid by an eligible unit via approved OSU Foundation funds dedicated to graduate fellowships and which provide a stipend value equivalent to that provided by at least a .49 FTE graduate appointment as specified by the minimum recommended stipend guidelines established by the Graduate School.

The intent of this program is to maximize the value of institutional graduate fellowships by providing accompanying tuition scholarships.


To be eligible for tuition scholarship support, a student must qualify for appointment as a Graduate Fellow at OSU.  See Graduate Fellow eligibility requirements here:


Requests may be submitted by the nominee's graduate program director, unit chair/head, degree program coordinator, student's advisor, or principal investigator of the fellowship award. Students may not directly request support. To request support for the 2024-2025 academic year, please complete the Tuition Support Request survey for each anticipated student on fellowship.

PLEASE NOTE: The Graduate School’s tuition waiver support funding for 2023-2024 is fully committed at this time.  If you have questions, send an email to [email protected].

Request Form

Submit a tuition support request

Request form overview

Award Level

Tuition support scholarships will be applied toward tuition of up to 12 credits each academic term, with no provision for summer or mandatory fees. Tuition scholarships may be awarded on a full-year or per-term basis, depending on the duration and distribution of the fellowship stipend.  

Award Distribution

Tuition scholarships will be posted directly to the fellow's student account at the beginning of each academic term during the award period, pending the fellow's eligibility and required enrollment for the term.


The early-notification deadline for nomination is Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11:59pm with qualification decisions provided by Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

The standard deadline for nomination is Monday, February 19, 2024 at 11:59pm. Qualification decisions will be provided no later than Friday, March 8, 2024.


Point 4 within the OSU graduate tuition waiver policy for fellowships and targeted non-appointment support.


Please Note: The Graduate School's tuition support program awards are subject to budget availability and must be requested each year by the student's program per Graduate School guidelines.