Tuition is required for graduate assistantships. Researchers should contact the graduate school for the current per credit rate. Out of state tuition is waived on graduate assistantships so these costs should not be included in the funding proposal. The budget justification should indicate the cost per credit and the estimated number of credits to be paid from the grant ( an average would be nine credits per semester and three in the summer session for a total of twenty one in a year). Reasonable tuition increases should be included for outlying years.
Rarely, a sponsor will specify in the program announcement that tuition costs are not allowed. On these occasions, these costs may be paid from another non-grant account or the dean of the graduate school may approve an assistantship without tuition.