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Graduate Research Assistants

  • Your employment supervisor is your research advisor
  • You are paid one month behind for work performed (you get paid on October 1 for work performed in the month of September)
  • If you are benefits-eligible, you are eligible for free medical insurance from UT Select and may opt to pay an out-of-pocket premium to add dental and vision insurance
  • As an employee, you are eligible for a non-resident tuition waiver. If you are not a resident of Texas, you must request the waiver every semester
  • Your resident tuition is funded 100% by your research advisor

Teaching Assistants

  • Your employment supervisor is the instructor of the course to which you are assigned
  • You are paid one month behind for work performed (you get paid on October 1 for work performed in the month of September)
  • If you are benefits-eligible, you are eligible for free medical insurance from UT Select and may opt to pay an out-of-pocket premium to add dental and vision insurance
  • As an employee, you are eligible for a non-resident tuition waiver. If you are not a resident of Texas, you must request the waiver every semester
  • Your resident tuition is funded 100% by the Office of the Provost

Fellows - 100% funded by fellowships

This section applies to students on full fellowships from the Cockrell School of Engineering, the Graduate School, and those external fellowships that are administrated by the Graduate School or departments, such as NSF and NIH F31.