The minimum stipends are set after the Graduate School consults with the Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration and the Provost. This policy allows graduate programs to adjust stipend amounts above the campus minimum to remain competitive in attracting top students. The Graduate School will annually review, approve and post minimum and program specific stipend rates. All research and program assistants must be paid at the program specific rate for the program in which they are enrolled. Teaching assistants are paid at the rate of the program they are employed in.