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 CalCentral 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 2022-2023 academic year is $38,012. You are paid less while acting as a Graduate Student Instructor and more as a Graduate Student Researcher. Any extra amount is made up during the following summer. See the “quick reference” section for a month-to-month pre-tax breakdown of payroll checks.