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Graduate Associate & Fellow Appointments

Appointment Dates

2017–18 Appointment Dates

  Autumn Spring Summer
August 16, 2017
January 1, 2018
May 16, 2018
December 31, 2017
May 15, 2018
August 16, 2018

2016–17 Appointment Dates

  Autumn Spring Summer
Start August 16, 2016 January 1, 2017 May 16, 2017
End December 31, 2016 May 15, 2017 August 15, 2017

Previous appointment dates

Enrollment Requirements

Student Max Min Max Min
Graduate Associate, 50% 18 8 12 4
Graduate Associate, 25% 18 4 12 2
Graduate Fellow 18 12 12 6
Post-Candidacy Student 18* 3 12 3
For Financial Aid and Fees 18 8 12 8

* Post-candidacy students typically enroll in three hours. Post-candidacy students who wish to take more than three hours should speak with their graduate program.

Students may be eligible for financial aid at half time. Please contact the Buckeye Link for detailed information about financial aid.

Additional Information

GA Appointment Document

GA Appointment Document

Paycheck Calendar

Graduate associates and fellows appointed for autumn semester will receive their first paycheck at the end of August. GAs on a nine-month appointment will receive one-half of a month’s paycheck in August and one-half in May.

First Four-Week Summer Session

A typical graduate associate appointment is for autumn and spring semesters. However, work patterns are determined locally, and they may vary due to the first four-week summer session.

If the first four-week summer session is part of a GTA’s established teaching load, for example, no additional pay is required. Alternatively, GTAs who have fulfilled their teaching obligations during autumn and spring semesters may be hired on supplemental appointments to teach during that session.

Fellows are typically appointed for three consecutive terms. The summer term, including the first four-week session, is part of the three-term appointment for fellows who start in autumn semester. If a fellowship appointment starts in the summer term, that appointment runs from mid-May to mid-May of the following year.

Payroll Deduction

Payroll deductions for student health benefits and other student service fees will occur in four installments for both autumn semester and spring semester.

Deductions will be reflected in September through December paychecks for autumn semester and January through April paychecks for spring semester. For summer term, deductions will be reflected in June and July paychecks.

Summer Fee Authorization

A GA appointed at 50 percent time for both autumn and spring semesters will receive a summer fee authorization.

A graduate associate appointed at 25 percent time for both autumn and spring semesters is entitled to a summer fee authorization at half the full fee authorization rate.

A graduate student who elects not to enroll during the summer term immediately following his or her autumn and spring semesters GA appointment may not defer the use of the summer fee authorization.

Graduate Associate & Fellow Appointments

Minimum Stipend

Academic Year 9-Month, 50% Appointment Appoximate Monthly Stipend Before All Deductions
2017-18 $15,750 $1,750
2016-17 $15,000 $1,667
2015-16 $13,500 $1,500
2014-15 $13,500 $1,500
2013-14 $13,500 $1,500
2012-13 $12,000 $1,333
2011-12 $10,500 $1,167
2010-11 $9,000 $1,000
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