Stipends for Graduate Student Assistants (GSA), Teaching Assistants (TA), and Teaching Fellows (TF)
The one-term stipend rates, effective September 1, 2020, for the 2020–21 academic year are below.
|Graduate Student Assistant||$8,030/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 details 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:
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.
♦ In the event that students are residing outside of Pittsburgh (including international locations) for any term during this academic year, please be aware that the health insurance provided by the University has limited coverage outside of the Pittsburgh area. Students can contact Human Resources to discuss the scope of the health insurance provided by the University.
Historical Stipend Rates
Historical stipend rates for Graduate Student Assistants (GSA), Teaching Assistants (TA), Teaching Fellows (TF), and Graduate Student Researchers (GSR).
|% Increase from
Prior Academic Year
* GSA stipend was increased by 4%.
** Increase occurred effective spring 2017 term.