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Fellowships are awards made directly to graduate students, to support advancement in their academic programs, research and careers. Fellowships may be funded by the University of California or an external agency, foundation or institution. Most fellowships are awarded primarily based on the merits of the student and the proposed scholarly activity, although other factors will often play roles. 

Tuition and Fees for students with Fellowships

If you have a fellowship that pays fees and you are enrolled in a minimum of 12 units, your tuition, student services fee and health insurance will be paid by your fellowship. Fellowships will be processed before the start of the semester. Please refer to your award letter for information regarding what is covered by your fellowship. As long as your campus-based fees are paid by the payment deadline, there should be no late fee assessed. If this occurs by mistake, please notify the Graduate Division via email.