2018–2019 Stipend Rates

Stipends for Graduate Student Assistants (GSA), Teaching Assistants (TA), and Teaching Fellows (TF)

The one-term stipend rates, effective September 1, 2018, for the 2018–19 academic year are below.

Graduate Student Assistant $7,720/term
Teaching Assistant $9,455/term
Teaching Fellow $9,830/term

TA/TF/GSA appointments also include individual health insurance coverage in the UPMC Health Plan for graduate students at no cost and a tuition scholarship including most fees.  

For complete detials on TAs/TFs/GSAs including benefits, see the TA/TF/GSA Policy Statement.

Stipends for Graduate Student Researchers (GSR)

Based on the rates for TA/TF/GSAs, the GSRs will range from:

Minimum stipend: $7,720/term
Maximum stipend: $10,810/term

The minimum figure is set at the rate for a Graduate Student Assistant. The maximum is slightly higher than the Teaching Fellow stipend.

GSR appointments also include individual health insurance coverage in the UPMC Health Plan for graduate students at no cost and a tuition scholarship including most fees. 

For complete details on GSRs, including benefits, see the GSR Policy Statement.

Contact directly the school or program you are interested in to determine award availability.

Historical Stipend Rates

Historical stipend rates for Graduate Student Assistants (GSA), Teaching Assistants (TA), Teaching Fellows (TF), and Graduate Student Researchers (GSR).

  GSA TA TF GSR
Minimum Stipend
 GSR
Maximum Stipend
% Increase from
Prior Academic Year
2018–19 $7,720/term $9,455/term $9,830/term $7,720/term $10,810/term 2.5
2017–18 $7,530/term $9,225/term $9,590/term $7,530/term $10,545/term 3
2016–17 $7,310/term $8,955/term $9,310/term $7,310/term $10,240/term 2.6*
2015–16 $7,165/term $8,780/term $9,125/term $7,165/term $10,040/term 1.9
2014–15 $6,990/term $8,565/term $8,900/term $6,990/term $9,795/term 2.5
2013–14 $6,820/term $8,355/term $8,685/term $6,820/term $9,555/term 2.5

* Increase occurred effective spring 2017 term.