Employment Waiver Request

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The Employment Waiver grants eligible students in-state tuition when employed via assistantship at UNT. Non-resident and international graduate students should complete this form if they are employed as a TA/TF/RA/GSA. Texas residents, TBP recipients, and those already receiving a Competitive Scholarship Waiver (CSW) do not need to complete this form.

Employment Waiver Request at a Glance

  • Employment Waivers grant domestic and international students employed via UNT assistantship with in-state Tuition.

  • Students with more than 99 doctoral hours are not eligible to receive an in-state tuition waiver.

  • If you are a Texas resident, you do not need to complete this form.

  • If you are a Tuition Benefit Program (TBP) Recipient, you do not need to complete this form. TBP recipients who have signed and submitted a TBP Agreement to their hiring department do not need to submit this form. For more information or additional questions, please refer to your hiring department.

  • Students who receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver (CSW) do not need to complete this form, as these waivers also grant eligible recipients in-state tuition.

  • For information on Graduate Assistantships, click here.

Request Deadline

Employment Waiver Requests should be submitted to your employing department 2-3 weeks before the start of each semester to ensure your request is processed on time. The beginning employment date must be on or before the 12th class day of a long semester or the fourth class day of a summer term. 

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for an Employment Waiver, you must be:

  • A domestic or international professor employed at least half-time (20 hours per week) by UNT or the UNT Health Science Center or

  • A domestic or international Teaching Assistant (TA), Teaching Fellow (TF), Research Assistant (RA), or Graduate Services Assistant (GSA) employed by UNT or the UNT Health Science Center at least half-time (20 hours per week). Some hourly positions may be eligible. For additional information, refer to the eForm link under "How to submit an Employment Waiver request" below. 


  • Spouses and dependents of domestic & International UNT-employed students are also eligible to submit information for the employment waiver request. If the student is a spouse or dependent of a UNT faculty, staff or graduate employee, they will need to submit a copy of their marriage license. Non-UNT state employees are required to provide a letter from the HR department from the employing institution to verify eligibility for the waiver. For more information, visit Student Accounting's website.

  • Spouse/Dependent must sign the Employment Waiver Request Form for Spouses, Dependents & Non-UNT Employees and submit the request form in addition to the required documentation to gradaward@unt.edu

How to submit an Employment Waiver request: 

*NEW! Effective Spring 2021, the Toulouse Graduate School has launched an online dynamic form for students to submit their employment waiver request.

Students meeting the above-mentioned employment waiver eligibility criteria are encouraged to complete an eForm by clicking here.

Student/employee and employing department will receive an email notification once the submission has been received by TGS.  Allow 3-5 days for processing. 

Student Employee Certification:

If this waiver is determined to be invalid based on the items specified in Section 54.211 or 54.212, I understand I am immediately liable for any difference in tuition costs. I further understand that failure to pay such additional amounts may result in the immediate withdrawal from the University.  I authorize the University to assign any unpaid tuition, fees and/or financial aid funds to a collection or credit reporting agency or agencies for the purpose of collecting the amount due, at the option of the University. I promise to pay all attorney’s fees and other reasonable collection costs and charges necessary for the collection of any amount not paid when due.

If you have a question that is not addressed in the information provided above, please email your name and UNT student ID number to gradaward@unt.edu