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College of Liberal Arts

Tuition Benefits for Summer Graduate Student TA and Instructor Appointments

All graduate students who teach during Summer Session are appointed as graduate student employees with a job classification that does not carry tuition benefits. In some cases students may need to enroll in a class offered during summer that is related to their graduate studies. CLA will fund tuition benefits for those students.

Who is eligible?

Graduate teaching assistant appointments for CLA May term and Summer term courses are eligible. These students are automatically appointed under the 9575 job classification in summer session (non-tuition-bearing type).

Research Assistants, Administrative Assistants or other types of non-instructional appointments outside of the 9575 appointment classification are not eligible. Funding is available primarily for students enrolled in CLA graduate programs.

How do students apply?

Complete the Request for Summer Tuition for Graduate TA and Instructor Appointees form.

Obtain the signature of your Director of Graduate Studies.

Submit the completed form to Associate Dean Alex Rothman (in 113 Johnston) for approval by the deadline.

What is the deadline for application?

The deadline for submitting requests is April 25*. This is a firm deadline because the payroll system cannot handle retroactive requests. There are no exceptions.

When will I be notified of a decision?

The Office of Graduate Programs will notify the student, the Director of Graduate Studies, unit administrator and accountant of a decision.

I have received approval, what's next?

A summer appointment document will need to be completed to reflect the job classification of 9574.. Once this is complete, you must complete a U of MN Human Resources "May Session/Summer Request for Graduate Assistant Benefits" form and submit to the Graduate Assistant Employment Office in 200 Donhowe.

Please contact Wendy Friedmeyer, 612-624-9815 or email fried053@umn.edu if you have questions.

*If April 25 falls on a weekend, the deadline is the following Monday.

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