University of California, Riverside

Graduate Division



Employment (TAs and GSRs)


Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) 

are students who perform research related to the student's degree program in an academic department or research unit under the direction of a faculty member or authorized Principal Investigator. Graduate students may be employed during the academic year on a part-time basis not to exceed 50% time. These appointments are awarded by academic programs. Appointees serving at 25% time or more for the full academic quarter receive the payment of the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan Fee ($1,188.06) as well as a remission of the Tuition ($3,834) and Student Services Fee ($376).  An appointment of 45% time or more will include payment of the Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Fee ($5034) if another source does not pay that fee.  The other miscellaneous fees, such, as the Student Center Fee, the Rec Center Fee, GSA Fees and Student Tech Course Materials Fee are typically paid by the student. 

GSRs must work the entire quarter to be eligible to receive the fee remissions. If the entire quarter is not completed the student  will be responsible for repaying the fee remissions.  If a student waives out of the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan they are not eligible to have the $1,188.06 that would have been remitted paid to them.

Additional regulations and minimum standards can be found at http://graduate.ucr.edu/GSR_Regulations.html . Note, taxes are withheld on appointments. 

Academic Student Employees (ASEs)

are Teaching Assistants (TAs), Teaching Fellows, Assoc _Ins, Readers, and Tutors. Graduate students may be employed during the academic year on a part-time basis (up to, but not exceeding 50% time) as a Teaching Assistant (TA), Associate In_, or Teaching fellow. These appointments are awarded by academic programs. Appointees serving at 25% time or more for the full academic quarter receive the payment of the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan Fee ($1,188.06) as well as a remission of the Tuition ($3,834) and Student Services Fee ($376).  The other miscellaneous fees, such, as the Student Center Fee, the Rec Center Fee, GSA Fees and Student Tech Course Materials Fee are typically paid by the student.  A California nonresident would also be responsible for payment of the Nonresident Supplemental Tuition ($5034)

Students receiving these fee remissions must work the entire quarter to be eligible for this benefit. If the entire quarter is not completed, the remissions will be revoked and the student will have to pay that amount. If a student waives out of the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan they are not eligible to have the $987 that would have been remitted paid to them.

Additional information on regulations, minimum standards, teaching duties, etc can be found at http://graduate.ucr.edu/teaching.html.  Note, taxes are withheld on appointments. 

Fees, Fee Remissions and Graduate Student Health Insurance (Gship)

The Graduate Student Health Insurance ($1,188.06) is paid for all GSRs and ASEs employed 25 percent time (10 hours per week) or more. They also receive a remission of the Tuition ($3,834) and Student Services Fees ($376).  GSRs are eligible to have the Nonresident Supplemental Tuition ($5034) remitted when they are appointed as a 45% GSR for the full quarter if they are not receiving other forms of support that pay the fee. Note, these remissions are not applied towards a student's bill until they are enrolled in 12 units.  Therefore, if a student has a hold on their registration the remissions will not apply until that is removed.

Students receiving these fee remissions must work the entire quarter to be eligible for this benefit. If the entire quarter is not completed the student may have to pay that amount.

If a student waives out of the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan they are not eligible to have the $1,188.06 that would have been remitted paid to them.

Employment Resources for Departments

Departments should go to http://graduate.ucr.edu/Empl_Info_Staff.html to find sample letters , salary scales, the Graduate Division's Graduate Student Employment Manual - A Guide for Hiring Graduate Students has all of the detail departments need to employ graduate students.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Graduate Division
University Office Building

Tel: (951) 827-4302
Fax: (951) 827-2238
E-mail: graddiv@ucr.edu

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