The Graduate School's grant-in-aid for TAs is capped at nine credits per semester, but exceptions can be made. If your curricular needs are such that you plan to enroll in more than nine credits in a given semester, notify the director of graduate studies explaining what courses you will be taking and how they contribute to your graduate program. Pending approval of your request, the director of graduate studies will send a letter of exception to the Graduate School, which will consider making an exception to the nine-credit fee waiver cap. There is a processing time involved, so notify the director of graduate studies as soon as you know what courses you plan to take.
Grant-in-Aid for foreign language courses
If you are a TA and are registered for a foreign language course to meet requirements for your degree, you should notify the director of graduate studies of the course. The director of graduate studies will send a letter of request to the graduate school, which will then consider covering your foreign language course through a grant-in-aid fee reduction. However, the Graduate School does not grant fee reductions for an open-enrollment course through the University's 365 Learning. Summer foreign language courses are not covered by grant-in-aid.