Graduate assistantships appointed at 33.3% or higher (>13 hours/week) provide multiple benefits:
- monthly stipend;
- remission of both resident and non-resident tuition (students will still need to pay segregated fees, roughly $726/semester); and
- eligibility for health insurance (health insurance options for a reasonable premium are among the country’s best group health insurance plans).
Students also gain valuable skills through assistantship roles. This work may apply directly to their career goals or build broad, transferable skills in areas like communication, teamwork, and leadership.
MINIMUM STIPEND LEVELS
The campus stipend rates for 50% graduate assistantship appointments for 2021-2022 are
Annual: $24,816 | Academic: $20,304
Annual: $25,056 | Academic: $20,500 Lecturer
Academic: $22,500 PA grader/reader Hourly rate: $21.57
ASSISTANTSHIP STIPENDS BY PROGRAM
A new policy allows graduate programs to adjust stipend amounts above the campus minimum to remain competitive in attracting top students. The Graduate School reviews, approves, and posts program rates annually.