Current Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistant Stipend Schedule

FALL 2011 SEMESTER

   
 PAY PERIOD PAY DATE
   
9-01-2011 to 9-9-2011
September 16, 2011
9-10-2011 to 9-23-2011
September 30, 2011
9-24-2011 to 10-07-2011
October 14, 2011
10-08-2011 to 10-21-2011
October 28, 2011

10-22-2011 to 11-04-2011

November 10, 2011      
11-05-2011 to 11-18-2011
November 23, 2011
11-19-2011 to12-02-2011
December 09, 2011
12-03-2011 to 12-16-2011
December 23, 2011
12-17-2011 to 12-30-2011
January 6, 2012

12-31-2011 to 1-13-2012

January 20, 2012         
1-14-2012 to 1-27-2012
February 3, 2012
   

SPRING 2012 SEMESTER

   
 PAY PERIOD PAY DATE
   
1-28-2012 to 2-10-2012
February 17, 2012
2-11-2012 to 2-24-2012
March 2, 2012       
2-25-2012 to 3-09-2012
March 16, 2012
3-10-2012 to 3-23-2012
March 30, 2012         

3-24-2012 to 4-06-2012

April 13, 2012         
4-07-2012 to 4-27-2012
April 27, 2012         
4-21-2012 to 5-04-2012
May 11, 2012
5-05-2012 to 5-18-2012
May 25, 2012
5-19-2012 to 6-01-2012
June 08, 2012           
6-02-2012 to 6-15-2012
June 22, 2012
6-16-2012 to 6-29-2012
July 6, 2012

Graduate Assistant contract stipulates the assistantship term is from September 1 to June 30. As such, the stipend is distributed into equal paychecks over the full 10 month period. If a GA resigns from an assistantship position during the semester, the pay will end on the effective resignation date. All GA benefits end on the resignation date.

Social Security and withholding for state and federal taxes will be deducted for this stipend. Graduate Assistants will be paid bi-weekly from September through June. Students should contact he Office of Payroll, College Hall Room 314, to set up the method for receiving the stipend payments. Graduate Assistants may pick up the stipend check in the payroll office (CO 314) or request direct deposit.

Dropping Courses

If a graduate assistant drops a course or courses after 100% withdrawal deadline, it will still count toward the 24 credit maximum under the assistantship tuition remission. Prorated tuition costs may apply for those graduate assistants that drop after the 100% withdraw deadline.

Course Overload

Graduate Assistants are not permitted to take more than twelve (12) credit hours without filing a course overload form. Under no circumstances will a Graduate Assistant's course load application be approved for more than fifteen (15) credit hours per semester. Please note: The tuition remission for graduate assistants will cover a maximum of 12 credits per semester (total of 24 for the academic year).

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is required by law to consider the estimated value of the academic year tuition and fee remission when determining eligibility for financial aid, including student loans.  If you are accepting a Graduate Assistantship and have taken student loans, you must see the Office of Financial Aid (CO 208) to determine how your loans will be affected by the assistantship.