Op3.16-4 Stipends

Various standard graduate assistantship stipend rates are offered for the academic year. The lower rate is used for most assistantships, but higher rates are offered in limited situations. Departments/offices determine stipend levels but must ensure the number of assistantships remains at or above the previous year’s totals.

A graduate assistant is required to complete the minimum enrollment standards set by the Graduate College during each fall and spring semester of appointment and must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.00.

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available during the summer session. Summer graduate assistants may hold an assistantship in the summer without being enrolled in coursework, as long as they are enrolled in the subsequent fall semester.

Refer to the Graduate College website for enrollment requirements, stipend amounts and payment schedules.

Students who are awarded a graduate assistantship also receive fee-waiver scholarships. Note that graduate assistants whose appointment paperwork is received in the Graduate College after September 15 (for fall semester) and February 15 (for spring semester) will not be eligible for the fee-waiver scholarship.