Tuition and fees vary, depending on the fees established by the University and any appointment a student receives. Offers of admission to graduate students are generally accompanied by financial support packages that consist of either TA or fellowship appointments along with waivers of most tuition and fees. Graduate teaching assistantships or graduate research assistantships can be half-time at 20 hours of work a week or quarter-time at 10 hours a week. Fellowships for highly qualified students are available on a competitive basis from other funding sources that support graduate education and research. For more information about fellowships, visit Graduate School Funding. A typical half-time graduate teaching appointment with a fee waiver provides financial benefits amounting to approximately $13,000 a year for in-state residents or $20,000 a year for out-of-state residents. In addition, graduate housing is very affordable at Purdue.