Tuition Remission Explanation & Frequently Asked Questions

In an effort to improve graduate student assistantships, New Mexico Tech is moving to a proportional tuition remission model. Under this model tuition remission proportional to the students FTE will be paid directly through the fund supporting them with full tuition remission offered for 0.5 FTE (20hours/week) and 50% for 0.25 FTE (10hours/week). As a result, the salary portion of the assistantship package will be adjusted as students on graduate contracts will no longer pay full tuition but, due to tax benefits, student’s net income is expected to increase. Below is a set of FAQ to explain the details.