Fee Remissions, Stipends, & Health Insurance Procedures
Beginning in FY20, UITS will support six graduate assistant (GA) fee remissions per academic year.Through a cash commitment, VPIT will fund 50% of each of the six fee remissions and its associated health insurance.The hiring department would be responsible for the remaining 50% of the cost of the fee remission/health insurance. In addition, the hiring department will also be responsible for funding the full cost of the stipend. If you are interested in a graduate assistant, please contact your HR business partner.
Solicitation is done in May by UITS Human Resources for the following academic year. Priority will be given to departments who already have a graduate assistant and can fund their portion of the needed fee remission, stipend, and health insurance. HR will reach out to the AVPs of the departments with current graduate assistants to confirm for the following academic year.
During budget construction, departments will need to budget their portion by budgeting the correct amount of funding in object code 2300 for the stipend, object code 5400 for the 50% fee remission, and in object code 5610 for the 50% of the health insurance.
Departments are permitted to hire additional graduate assistants beyond the six by fully funding all aspects of the graduate student employee for the academic year. Approval for a GA is granted by UITS Human Resources and is processed by the UITS Payroll Team. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions.