Will my FY21 stipend be reduced due to measures being taken to address Cornell’s budget deficit?
Date: July 2020
Last week, Cornell announced additional measures to address Cornell’s FY21 budget deficit. Those actions include reducing staff salaries and wages in contract college units, with reductions up to 5%. I am a Ph.D. student on a teaching assistantship in a contract college. Will my FY21 stipend be reduced?
-Concerned about my stipend
Graduate student assistantships and fellowships are not included in employee pay reductions. For your information, annual reductions range from 0% to 5% based on the rate of annual pay. Annual pay for employee salaries up to $39,999 will experience no reduction. In early spring the university announced that 2020-2021 academic year assistantship stipends would be increased by 3%, following the long term trend of 2-3% annual increases. The university has reaffirmed that there will be no reduction in stipends for graduate students.
Barbara A. Knuth
Dean of the Graduate School