Out-of-state students with a 1/4-time or greater graduate assistantship are assessed Iowa-resident tuition charges. Ph.D. students with a 1/2-time appointment will receive a 100% tuition scholarship, completely offsetting the cost of tuition. M.S. students with a 1/2-time appointment will receive a 50% tuition scholarships. Students are still responsible for student fees of around $700/semester. Tuition scholarships are only given to those students who have a 3.0 or higher GPA. In addition, students receive health insurance coverage and a monthly stipend.