Additions to the Offer Letter

Some Other Important Additions to the Offer Letter


Please note that all financial support, grants, fellowships, and assistantships are contingent upon your maintaining satisfactory progress in the graduate program, satisfactorily fulfilling the obligations of your teaching or research assistantship, and complying with all Departmental and University rules and regulations.

Among the requirements for this assistantship, it is required that you be admitted into a degree program, work 16-19 hours per week and that you remain enrolled throughout the entire term for every semester (or summer session) you are employed as a graduate assistant. Included with this assistantship is a tuition waiver for up to 12 credit hours per semester and 8 hours in the summer. If your research appointment begins or ends in the middle of a month, your monthly stipend may be prorated for that month. Monthly stipends are direct deposited into your bank account the last working day of each month.

Your assistantship includes basic individual student health insurance at a reduced rate. You and the University will share in the cost of the premium. International students are always required to have student health insurance coverage, unless proof of insurance from an outside source is provided. If you do not require the University health insurance please contact the business office at the University Health Center.

If during the course of the semester, you decide to leave the position, it is expected you will give 30 days notice. Likewise, if there is a need to terminate your assistantship, you will be given 30 days notice. You should be aware if your assistantship is terminated before completing 120 continuous days of employment within the semester dates, all tuition and health benefits will be forfeited and the entire cost for those benefits for that semester will once again post to your student account.

For students to receive tuition remission, they must be on payroll for 120 consecutive days in a semester. If a student leaves before 120 days have passed they will be billed for their tuition for that semester.