Graduate Assistant and Student Worker Information

Tuition

Academic Year 2017 - 2018  |  (Course number A600-A699)
Resident: $466 per credit hour ($8,388 for 18 credit hours, full time = 9 credits for 2 academic semesters)
Non-resident*: $979 per credit hour ($17,622 for 18 credit hours, full time = 9 credits for 2 academic semesters)

*Nonresident students are assessed nonresident fees on all academic credits including self-support, except A500-A599 level credits. Nonresident students who restrict their enrollment to no more than 4 credits each semester are charged resident tuition - See more information in the 
catalog

Fees

Estimated Fees
Resident: $1,592 (18 credit hours)
Non-resident: $1,960 (18 credit hours)

Graduate Assistant Health Insurance

All proposal budgets must include health insurance for graduate students hired for assistantships at the following rates:

GA Health Insurance Premiums 2017-2018
Semester Coverage Dates Premium Amount  
Fall  August 25 - January 4 $888.00
Spring  January 5 - May 16 $882.00
Spring/Summer  January 5 - August 24 $1,549.00
Summer  May 17 - August 24 $668.00

Annual cost: $2,437/year for health insurance for FY 2018

Healthcare Resources/Information:  2017 - 2018 Summary Brochure  |  2017 - 2018 Certificate of Coverage

Student Stipends
Example of student stipend and benefit calculations:

A student working 20 hrs/wk for two semesters (GN or SN) plus extra time on holidays may work a total of 760 hours. A student working 40 hours/week during the summer (GT or ST) may work up to 560 hours. Summer work accrues staff benefits of 8.6% (FY18). Total hours for an entire year: 1320. Each department on campus determines the number of student hours worked per year slightly differently. Contact your fiscal office for more information on the number of hours a student may work in your department.

Calculating the student's stipend: ($ hourly equivalent)(1320)
Calculating the student's benefits: ($ hourly equivalent)(560)(.095)

Graduate Assistant Category (GN) Current
Master’s student $17.54/hourly equivalent
Ph.D. student before advancement to candidacy, no prior Master’s $17.54/hourly equivalent
Ph.D. student before advancement to candidacy, with prior Master’s   $19.21/hourly equivalent
Ph.D. student after advancement to candidacy $20.89/hourly equivalent

Student Worker Pay Grid (Effective July 3, 2011) 

 

Step1 Step2 Step3 Step4 Step5 Step6 Step7 Step8 Step9 Step10
A $8.50 $8.75 $9.00 $9.25 $9.50 $9.75 $10.00 $10.25 $10.50 $10.75
B $9.50 $9.75 $10.00 $10.25 $10.50 $10.75 $11.00 $11.25 $11.50 $11.75
C $10.50 $10.75 $11.00 $11.25 $11.50 $11.75 $12.00 $12.25 $12.50 $12.75

 

Step11 Step12 Step13 Step14 Step15 Step16 Step17 Step18 Step19 Step20
A $11.00 $11.25                
B $12.00 $12.25 $12.50 $12.75 $13.00          
C $13.00 $13.25 $13.50 $13.75 $14.00 $14.25 $14.50 $14.75 $15.00 $15.25

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