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    Graduate Assistant Tuition Waiver

    A graduate assistantship is a renewable, part-time academic appointment. In addition to carrying out their assignments in their unit of hire, graduate assistants (GAs) also have roles as professionals, albeit of an apprentice nature, in the university community. Thus, GAs need to be familiar with the academic regulations of the university as well as the professional standards of their field.

    Graduate Assistants (GA) who are hired with a 0.50 FTE appointment will receive a 100% tuition exemption, but the student is required to pay student fees in full. In order to qualify for this exemption, the GA will need to be employed at UHM for at least 12 weeks of the semester (as defined by Graduate Education). Tuition exemptions are applied to fall and spring semesters and only applicable to courses taken at UHM. If you are enrolled at UHM Outreach College (extension terms) during the fall, spring, or summer, please visit their website to request a tuition exemption. The same policies and guidelines apply in determining eligibility for an exemption.

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    UH Employee Tuition Waiver

    UH employees (employed at any UH campus) and their spouses or domestic partners may be eligible for a tuition waiver of up to six credits per semester. Some fees (e.g., course and professional fees) are not covered by the tuition waiver. If you are using a tuition waiver, please follow the enrollment, registration, and payment steps in the link.

    Note: Graduate Assistants are not considered employees for registration purposes and should refer to the section above.

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    Student Employment & Cooperative Education (SECE)

    The SECE system contains part- or full-time job listings from all departments from all ten UH campuses. Once you log in with your UH username and password, you may begin searching and applying for positions.

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    Career Opportunities at UH

    The University of Hawaii’s 10-campus system offers a wide range of career opportunities throughout the State of Hawai’i. Employment within the University system includes competitive compensation and benefits, a supportive work environment, and the opportunity to build a lifelong commitment to education by joining the ranks of our renowned scholars and researchers and dedicated staff.

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    UH Alumni Career Services

    Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, finding a job or facing a career change can be a challenging experience. The UH Alumni career services site is a great tool for alumni to share information about career opportunities in Hawaii or elsewhere.

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    UH Manoa Career Center

    The UH Manoa Career Center offers several resources to help students find jobs on or off campus. There is also up to date information about upcoming career fairs, workshops, and events.

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    Also see Federal Work Study (FWS) section on the Financial Aid page.