Graduate Assistantship Tiers

The Graduate College uses Tiers to better accommodate the correct allocation of stipends and waivers to the amount of work required of the student. There are several Tiers:

Beginning Fall 2020

Fall and Spring semesters - note: stipend amount is per semester

  • Tier
    Hours Worked per Week
    Stipend per Semester
    Tuition Waiver for Semester*
  • 1
    10
    $3,000
    Max 6 hours waived
  • 2
    15
    $4,500
    Max 9 hours waived
  • 3
    19**
    $6,000
    Max 12 hours waived

*Only graduate level credit hours can be waived. We cannot waive tuition for undergraduate courses.
**Students enrolled in courses cannot work more than 19 hours per week.

Summer Semester - note: stipend amount is per month (June or July)

  • Tier
    Hours Worked per Week
    Stipend per Month
    Tuition Waiver for Semester"
  • 1
    10
    $750
    Max 6 hours waived
  • 2
    19**
    $1,500
    Max 9 hours waived
  • 3
    30
    $2,250
    no waiver/not enrolled
  • 4
    40
    $3,000
    no waiver/not enrolled

*Only graduate level credit hours can be waived. We cannot waive tuition for undergraduate courses.
**Students enrolled in courses cannot work more than 19 hours per week.

 

The above stipend amounts equate to nearly $19/hr at each level.

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