Graduate Assistantships


Graduate Supplemental Summer Compensation form must be completed, signed by Principal Investigator and submitted by Friday, April 28, 2023 to ensure timely processing and payment. Contact with questions.

Be sure to complete all steps:

  1. Register for Fall 2023 Classes:  Funding paperwork will not be processed if you are not yet registered full time for the fall term (at least 6 units). If you are planning to graduate in Summer 2023 follow the specific set of instructions provided to you via email.
  2. Complete the student portion of the Graduate Summer Supplemental Compensation Form (PDF).
  3. Request that your faculty supervisor complete their section of the hiring form, including signature, account number, and number of approved hours to work.
  4. Submit completed form via email to by April 28, 2023.

A Graduate Student is not authorized to work, and Principal Investigator may not assign research project until funding and student academic registration is verified by OSC Academic Programs, Accounting, and Human Resources, and hiring is complete.   Retroactive hire/pay is not supported. 


TA Positions

The Spring 2023 TA Funding Authorization Form submission deadline is December 7, 2022.  Completed forms should be emailed to  Students and course instructor must complete and sign the form before submission.  Teaching appointments are by semester only, and a separate graduate student appointment form must be completed for fall and spring semesters. Beginning Fall 2016, students are limited to 1.0 Full Time Equivalency (FTE) in teaching appointments. Students who surpass the 1.0 FTE limit must complete the online Graduate Student Teaching Appointment Petition form.  Upon completion of the online form, the student’s faculty advisor will be emailed a faculty petition. Both petitions must be filled out for consideration of additional teaching appointments. 


RA Positions

The Spring 2023 RA Funding Authorization Form submission deadline is November 21, 2023. Completed forms should be emailed to  Students and Faculty must complete and sign the form before submission.



Graduate Assistant/Associate Information

A .50 full-time equivalent (half-time; 20 hours per week) teaching or research assistant position includes a stipend, a full tuition waiver and student health insurance; a .25 FTE (quarter-time; 10 hours a week) position includes a stipend, a waiver of half tuition and student health insurance. 

OSC GA Benefits Summary Sheet (PDF) 

UA Graduate College GA Manual

Qualifications for GA Appointment 

Questions regarding GA funding should be directed to