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Financial Assistance and Benefits

TA loans are available from the Office of Financial Aid for the initial quarter of employment only and cannot exceed one month's salary. Teaching Assistant loans may be issued to the recipient upon arrival on campus or 30 days before the first day of instruction, whichever is later. The best day to apply for a loan is the last day of the month in which the TA begins his/her initial period of enrollment. TAs must have verification of employment from their department in order to apply for a TA Loan. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information, phone extension 2432, Student Affairs and Administrative Building, room 2103.

A complete list of campus fellowships can be found on the Graduate Division website.

Since 1991 there has been a temporary fee reduction in place for TAs, readers, tutors, and Teaching Associates with at least a 25% appointment (also GSRs with appointments of 25-34%). The amount of the Employee Fee Offset is calculated each academic year. The exact amount of the current fee offset will be published in the Grad News newsletter. For more information see Graduate Student Employment.

All graduate students are assessed a quarterly fee for the mandatory Graduate Student Health Insurance Program (GSHIP). Students with TA, Teaching Associate, Reader, or Tutor appointments of at least 25% will have GSHIP paid by the University as a benefit of employment. The GSHIP policy is negotiated each year with Student Health Services and the Graduate Students' Association. For additional information please contact Student Health Services at 893-2592.

Teaching Assistants who work 50% time or more may be eligible for "S" (Staff) parking permits. A new policy is currently being put into place. Pleas check the most current policy with your department or the Parking Services Office (893-4855).
Decals can be purchased on a quarterly basis or prorated on a monthly basis. All permits are available through the Parking Services Office which is located on lot 30 on Stadium Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

consultation contacts

George Michaelsexecutive director2130 Kerr Hall
lisa berrysenior instructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
mindy colininstructional consultant1130 Kerr Hall
Mary Lou Ramos database and ESCI administrator1130 Kerr Hall
TBD ESCI assistant1124 Kerr Hall


TBDoffice manager 1130 Kerr Hall
faxfax: 805-893-5915