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Stipend Rates

2018-19 Graduate Student Assistantship and Fellowship Stipend Rates

Effective August 16, 2018

 Definition9-Month Academic Year Stipend*Summer Stipend ¹

Hours per Week
Assumed for Basic Appointment²
Additional Hours Per Week Permitted
TAAn academic appointment in support of the teaching of a course of 15 to 20 hours per week, averaging no more than 15 hours per week for the base stipend as established by the Board of Trustees. The assignment is usually in the student’s major field or a closely related one. TAs are awarded full tuition credit and a stipend.$26,426

No minimum mandated, but awards typically range from $5,568 to $8,809155
GAAn academic appointment requiring 15 to 20 hours a week, averaging no more than 15 hours per week for the base stipend as established by the Board of Trustees. Graduate assistants receive full tuition credit and a stipend.$26,426

No minimum mandated, but awards typically range from $5,568 to $8,809155
RAAn academic appointment for research that is not directly thesis-related, 15 to 20 hours per week, averaging no more than 15 hours per week for the base stipend as established by the Board of Trustees. RAs are awarded full tuition credit and a stipend.$26,426

No minimum mandated, but awards typically range from $5,568 to $8,809.155
GRAAn academic appointment focused on thesis or other degree-related research of a type that is required from all candidates for the degree. Because a student devotes considerable time to dissertation research, the time spent on research connected with the project is variable. GRAs are awarded full tuition credit and a stipend. $26,426 No minimum mandated, but awards typically range from $5,568 to $8,809A student’s time spent on research connected with the project is expected to be significant.8
FellowAn arrangement in which financial support is given to a graduate student to pursue his or her degree without any obligation on the part of the student to engage in teaching and/or research in furtherance of the university's academic mission. Generally, fellowships are merit-based awards. Continued financial support is contingent upon the student maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined by the graduate field and Graduate School.$26,426 (Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences)



$30,466 (Physical Sciences & Engineering and Life Sciences)
$5,568N/A8