This policy clarifies when and if students enrolled in service-based pricing academic programs are allowed to be hired into graduate assistantships and what the responsibilities students, programs, departments, and central campus administration have in the employment eligibility determination process.
Students enrolled in a program that utilizes a service-based pricing tuition structure.
Academic programs that use a service-based pricing tuition structure are required to operate in a fully self-supporting manner with tuition revenue as the primary source of funding for operational activities. These programs are intended for non-traditional student populations and offer some combination of accelerated curricula, distance education delivery, and other flexibilities needed by non- traditional students, including graduate students.
When students enrolled in service-based pricing programs are hired into traditional graduate assistantship positions equivalent to at least 33.33% of one FTE, the tuition remission associated with the assistantship compromises the operational revenue of the program. To prevent this from occurring, the following is enforced for service-based pricing programs: