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GSR Buy-Down Program

As part of our continuing effort to improve graduate student support at UC Davis, the Provost allocates funds to partially buy-down Tuition & Fees and Nonresident Supplemental Tuition (NRST) for GSRs supported on extramural sources. Under the GSR Buy-Down Program, the campus pays 25% of the Tuition & Fees and NRST for a GSR appointment paid by certain extramural funds; the balance is charged to the extramural contract or grant.

For details on the buy-down process, including which extramural sub-fund groups are included in the program, visit Accounting and Financial Services.

Effective fall 2014, the Buy-Down Program was expanded: 100% of the NRST for pre-candidacy, 2nd & 3rd year, international, PhD and MFA students who are supported by a qualifying extramural GSR appointment is rebated by central funds. NRST remission for students who qualify for the expanded buydown program is charged as object 8972 (2nd 3rd Yr NRST Remission) and the 100% rebate posts as object 897N (2nd 3rd Yr NRST Remission Rebate). To determine which quarters a student is eligible for the expanded NRST buydown, see the "2/3 yr Intl Phd:" indicator on their ZGASTDN banner screen.