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Tuition Waiver and Administrative Assistantship Taxation Process tax-ga

The following information is for students with Administrative Assistantships. Administrative Assistantship tuition waivers are considered taxable income per IRS regulations.

For full Admistrative Assitantship Taxation FAQ please click here.

(Note: Teaching Assistantship (TA) and Research Assistantship (RA) waivers are not taxed.)

Please refer to page 2 of your Notice of Graduate Assistant Apointment (contract) for Terms & Conditions of your employment. 

Important Information about Tuition Waivers:

Tuition waivers are entered in the Bursar's Student Information System (Banner) as assistantship paperwork is received. However, Banner requires two additional processing steps before the waiver credit is actually applied to the Bursar account.

  • First, any waivers entered during the week are transferred to the Bursar system during the weekend process. This is only done once per week.
  • Second, waiver credits are not scheduled to post to accounts until approximately 10 days before each semester begins. It is only at this time that the accounts will reflect the waiver credit.

The bursar bill will not reflect the tuition waiver credit until after these processes are complete (even if the assistantship paperwork has been processed and the waiver has been entered in Banner).