All students within the department of chemistry are granted a tuition waiver. As long as you are enrolled in 12 units for the semester, you do not need to do anything to have your tuition payments go through. They will be posted automatically by the department to your CARS (campus accounts receivable system) account. You will, however, still receive statements from the university informing you that your tuition needs to be paid. Rest assured, you do not need to take action until the third week of classes. You can double-check that your waiver has been applied by logging onto Bearfacts once the semester has progressed. If, outstanding fees still appear on your billing statement after the third week, you should contact Lynn Keithlin immediately.


The stipend for the 2015-2016 academic year will be $29,250. You are paid less while acting as a GSI and more as a GSR. Any extra amount is made up during the following summer. You should sign up for direct deposit by filling out a form (this has your paycheck automatically transferred to your bank account). See the “quick reference” section for a month-to-month pre-tax breakdown of payroll checks.