Graduate assistance is a training activity that encourages the fullest development of the student within their discipline. The assistance is not a regular job and involves the management of certain teaching, research and service responsibilities. The stipend granted for graduate assistance varies according to the level of commitment of the assigned tasks and the student’s academic degree.
Currently, the stipend by semester for full assistance paid with institutional funds will depend on the amount of credits allocated by the department or graduate program as well as whether the assistant has a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree. In addition, any assistance with institutional funds includes exemption from tuition payment while if the assistance is with external funds, then the exemption from tuition payment will be subject to the type of research project. Special fees and the medical plan are not exempt in any kind of assistance. If you have any further questions or questions about the graduated assistantships of our institution, please read Certification 05-62 of the Academic Senate as amended.