Graduate Bulletin

Fall 2022

Graduate Tuition Scholarship Eligibility

Graduate students must be full time, matriculated students to be eligible to receive Graduate Tuition
Scholarship (GTS) funds. Enrollment in undergraduate level courses does not contribute to full time status
and tuition charges relating to undergraduate courses are not covered by GTS funds. Failure to enroll full
time by Day 15 of classes will result in loss of GTS.

Graduate tuition scholarships may be offered according to the following schedule only.


● Prior to advancement (G3 or G4 status), doctoral students with full stipend support will receive a full
tuition scholarship at in-state or out-of-state rate, subject to the residency requirements described
below. Doctoral students with partial stipend support will receive a partial tuition scholarship that is
pro-rated to their level of support at in-state or out-of-state rate, subject to the residency
requirements described below.
● Doctoral students advanced to candidacy (G5 status) will receive a full tuition scholarship at in-state
or out-of-state rates, subject to the residency requirements described below, if they have
maintained full-time support through all semesters prior to advancement. Support will be prorated
for students who have received partial support. Students who were admitted with full stipend
support, but who for extenuating circumstances did not receive support for one or more semesters
before advancement, can petition the Graduate School Dean for a full or partial exception.
● Master's students with full stipend support will receive full GTS at in-state rate only.
● Master’s students with partial stipend support will receive a partial tuition scholarship that is pro-
rated to their level of support at in-state rate.
● Graduate students who do not receive stipend support are not eligible for tuition scholarships.
● Tuition scholarships may only be used to address tuition costs incurred during the regular academic
year (i.e., the fall and spring semesters). Tuition scholarships may not be used to offset summer
(or winter) session tuition costs or charges other than tuition.
● GTS recipients will receive an accompanying broad-based fee scholarship. Coverage will be in direct
relation to the proportion of the student’s GTS.
● The GTS will cover up to 12 credits for first-year students who have completed less than twenty-
four credits of graduate studies (G1 or G3 status) and 9 credits for all other students (G2, G4 and
G5 status). Exceptions will be made for G2 or G4 students enrolled in advanced graduate certificate
programs.

Residency requirements

All eligible graduate students are required to obtain New York State residency in order to benefit from in-
state tuition rates. Generally, NYS residency can be achieved by the start of your second year of study
for domestic students who previously resided outside NYS. Thus, out-of-state tuition will only be provided
for doctoral students in their first year of study. Failure to obtain NYS residency status in the timeframe
outlined above may result in tuition liability for doctoral students since GTS awards will be limited to the NYS
tuition rate after the first year of study. Beginning in the second year of study, GTS recipients who are
eligible to receive New York State residency but who do not obtain NYS residency will be billed for the
difference between the in-state and out-of-state rates. Doctoral students who are not eligible for NYS
residency, including most international students, will not be billed for the tuition difference.

Supported G5 students who are unable to maintain New York State residency because of out-of-state work
or research are eligible for an out-of-state GTS.

To be eligible for resident tuition in your second year, it is important that you take steps to make
New York State your documented residence as soon as you arrive in New York.
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/bursar/residency/index.php