Graduate Assistant Information

Graduate Assistantships

 

Fee bills for graduate students are due the Friday before classes begin. As a benefit of your assistantship, you will receive a tuition waiver for the duration of the appointment and reduced student fees, including a reduction to the General University Fee, waivers of the Infrastructure Fee and Visa Compliance Fee, and a lump sum relief payment of the Student Recreation Center Fee. The Student Recreation Center Fee must be paid upfront; the relief payment will be processed through Payroll. Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers but are still responsible for associated full-time fees regardless of credit hours taken.

 

As a GA, you are eligible to use payroll deductions as a method of paying the student fees not covered by the tuition waiver. There is no additional cost for participating in the payroll deduction plan. Graduate Payroll Deduction Step-by-step Instructions

 

GRADUATE PAYROLL DEDUCTION IS ONLY OPEN UNTIL DAY 10 OF THE FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER AND CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER THIS DATE.

 

If you need to make changes to your payroll deductions prior to Day 10, please email the requested changes to bursar@uconn.edu from your UConn email account.

Enrollment in a prior semester does not carry over to the next; you must re-enroll.

A late payment fee of $150 is payable by all graduate students whose tuition and fees are not paid in full on the published fee bill due date. You will be assessed a second $150 late fee if your bill remains unpaid after Day 10 of the semester.

 

Please visit the Graduate School website for more information on Graduate Assistants.

For specific information regarding Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships and Other Aid, refer to the Graduate Catalog.

Partial Graduate Assistant Tuition Waiver Calculator

If you begin your assistantship late, or if it is terminated early, please refer to the Partial Graduate Assistant Tuition Waiver Calculator.

GA Tuition Waiver Calculator Fall 2022

GA Tuition Waiver Calculator Spring 2023

Graduate Payroll Deduction

Graduate Assistants who would like a portion of their stipend applied to their fee bill may apply for automatic payroll deductions. Applications are accepted online only by logging into the Student Administration System prior to the fee bill due date. In order to avoid late fees, please remind your respective department to complete the payroll authorization in order for you to access this system in time.

GRADUATE PAYROLL DEDUCTION IS ONLY OPEN UNTIL DAY 10 OF THE FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER AND CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER THIS DATE.  

If you need to make changes to your payroll deductions prior to Day 10, please email the requested changes to bursar@uconn.edu from your UConn email account.

Graduate Payroll Deduction Step-by-step Instructions

 

Bi-weekly payroll deduction limits

The bi-weekly payroll deduction limits shown below are based on the number of weekly hours required by your assistantship. If your Assistantship requires:

20 hours/week: max deduction is $950.00

15-19 hours/week: max deduction is $700

10-14 hours/week: max deduction is $450

 

 

*In order to be eligible for payroll deduction, all prior Term fees and charges must be paid in full. Additionally, all current Term fees and charges in excess of your total Payroll Deduction Contract must be paid in full by the first day of classes to avoid late fees or a hold on your account.

**Please review your online fee bill for accuracy prior to completing your payroll deduction contract request. Housing and Meal charges, if applicable, must be posted to your account prior to completing your request.

Graduate Assistant FAQ

Why isn’t my tuition waiver on my account?

You are either not registered for 6 or more credits, or the Payroll Office has not received your completed paperwork from your department.

 

Why do I still owe the fees when my tuition has been waived?

A Graduate Assistantship offers a full tuition waiver and is provided by the grant/contract funding agency (for research assistants) or the University (for teaching assistants). Tuition (but not the General University Fee, the Graduate Matriculation Fee, or other fees) is waived for Graduate Assistants.

 

Who is eligible for GA Payroll Deduction?

Graduate Assistants, excluding the UConn Health Center are eligible to use payroll deduction as a method of paying University charges not covered by their tuition waiver.

 

When is the last day to sign up for payroll deductions?

Graduate payroll deduction is open until Day 10 of the fall and spring semester.

 

What if I need to increase or decrease my payroll deductions after Day 10?

Once the deadline to enroll has passed, no changes to your payroll deductions can be made. If this results in a credit balance to your account, you can request the refund once the payment has been made.

 

Why do I still owe fees when a fellowship is posted to my account?

Fellowships can only be refunded directly to the student and cannot pay any fees except NRA taxes.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of the Bursar by email: bursar@uconn.edu or phone: 860-486-4830.