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