RA Contract Request: Fall 2019
Please use this form to request an RA contract for Fall 2019. Although it is customary and good practice to include benefits (tuition and/or health insurance coverage), there are no university or department requirements that you provide them. Please note, all contracts will be generated via DocuSign with electronic signatures - check your email.
Email address *
Name of Faculty Requesting RA Contract *
Student Information:
First Name of Student *
Your answer
Last Name of Student *
Your answer
Student Empl ID (the EMPL ID is the 9-digit identification code found next to the student's name in his/her PeopleSoft Advising profile) *
Your answer
What degree is the student pursuing? *
Is this a new international student who will need to coordinate with IES?
Period of Contract Appointment: Please pay attention to start and end dates!! It can be very helpful for future reference if you keep copies of all your RA contracts and enter your RAs' contract start and end dates in your Google Calendar (including multiple reminders for renewal at least 8-10 weeks before the contract ends).
**Please note**- There is a 2 pay-period gap between Fall and Spring appointments during the month of January.
Contract Dates *
Number of Weekly Hours (students cannot work more than 20 hours/week in a regular semester) *
Amount stated should correspond with "Period of Appointment"

For calculation purposes --> Based on a 20 pay-period Fall & Spring appointment, the department's bi-weekly pay rate for Graduate TAs is:

10-hour: $492.55 bi-weekly

20-hour: $985.09 bi-weekly

*This stipend calculation assumes that the student is NOT working during the 2 pay-periods which occur over winter Break. Since graduate TAs appointed to a contract covering Fall & Spring are paid over 20 pay-periods, their stipend is distributed over the full contract.

NOTE: The bi-weekly pays noted above reflects the 3% COLA effective July 1, 2019 approved by the Maryland State Legislature. For more information go to: https://gradschool.umbc.edu/funding/assistantships/stipends/

Stipend/Salary (FULL stipend amount, not the bi-weekly rate) *
Your answer
Tuition Remission
You may pick any number of credits to provide for tuition remission during each semester of the contract period. Please remember that graduate assistants MUST be registered as "full-time" students (at least 9-credits each semester) to have a graduate assistantship.

Graduate Assistants must register for GRAD 600 (part-time RAs) or GRAD 601 (full-time RAs). These courses are tuition/fees free but allow the university to track the number and types of graduate assistants. GRAD 600 is good for 3 credits and GRAD 601 is good for 5 credits therefore reducing the number of "actual" credits that a student must register for.

Number of Tuition Remission Credits *
Health Insurance Coverage
Fall 2019: $2,440 (this is an estimate as the rates for 19/20 have not been provided)


Will Health Insurance Coverage Be Provided? *
Which account(s) will this contract be paid from?
Please the indicate FULL chart string(s) the contract should be charged to. If you will be splitting between multiple chart strings, please indicate what % will come from each chart string.

SAMPLE Chart String: 1253-10463-022-CSEE1234-BUD001

If you are unsure of what the full chart string is, Dee Ann Drummey, Bob Chester or Alex Hart can provide this information.

**Most grants do not allow for benefits only to be charged for a Research Assistant. This means that you cannot charge stipend to one grant and benefits to another.**

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Comments, information, etc. that was not covered in the form:
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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