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/
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.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COVERING DEPENDENTS AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE ASSOCIATED COSTS, PLEASE NOTE THIS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM.
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.**