Graduate and professional students who work as teaching assistants or associates and as research assistants are getting a pay increase. There are two main parts to this increase.
The minimum stipend levels will be increased by 20 percent. All students in central fee waiver positions who are currently making below the new minimums will be given a pay increase to reach the new levels. Approximately half of the $1 million will be used to elevate the lowest-paid GTAs and GRAs to the new minimums.
All students in a central fee waiver position, regardless of salary, will receive a $300 increase in annual salary. All colleges with graduate students in central fee waiver positions benefit from this aspect of the plan.