Minimum Stipend Levels for Graduate Assistants

Stipends for 2018-19

The minimum stipend rates for 50 percent graduate assistantship appointments for 2018-19  will be:

Teaching assistantship
Academic: $18,350

Project assistantship
Academic: $18,350
Annual: $22,427

Research assistantship
Academic: $18,350
Annual: $22,427

PA grader/reader
Hourly rate: $17.36

New stipend rates go into effect July 1, 2018, for annual and August 20, 2018 for academic-year appointments. 

Stipends for 2017-18

The following are MINIMUM stipend levels, for 50 percent appointments, beginning July 1, 2017 for annual appointments and August 21, 2017 for academic appointments :

Teaching assistantship
Standard / academic: $16,196
Senior / academic: $18,067

Project assistantship
Academic: $16,196
Annual: $19,795

Research assistantship
Academic: $18,067
Annual: $22,081

PA grader/reader
Hourly rate: $17.36

Program rates

Each graduate program has the option to set higher assistantship stipend rates than the campus minima.  These program stipend rates must be approved by the Graduate School each year.  Click here for more information about this rate-setting process.

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