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Most academic departments of the Graduate School employ graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), graduate research assistants (GRAs), and/or graduate administrative assistants (GAAs). These assistantships have stipends (salaries) equal to or greater than the posted UA minimum stipend per academic year for 6 semester hours of teaching per semester or 20 hours per week of research or its equivalent. The UA minimum stipend amount increases periodically. A summary table showing Graduate Assistantship Rates gives the current stipend amount and the amounts for several previous years. Assistantships with lesser assignments carry proportionate stipends.
International students or non-native speakers of English who are offered graduate assistantships must attend a three-week orientation and language program to assure competence in English. Additional employment outside the University is not permitted for such graduate assistants. For specific information on availability of teaching assistantships, contact the graduate adviser in the department of interest.
The University of Alabama offers
free single coverage medical insurance to many of its graduate
assistants as part of their graduate assistantship. Qualification
for health coverage is based on academic criteria as well as how the
assistantship is funded.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE HANDBOOK
Updated: July, 2011