The graduate assistant stipend (income) is based on the type of appointment held. Academic departments use a variable stipend that ranges from $7,500 - $10,000 for an 8 month position. The minimum appointment approved by the Graduate School is one-half time.
|Type of Appointment||Stipend - lowest rate||Time Commitment|
Stipends are provided in equally divided payments every two weeks. Funds are deposited into your HigherOne Account (ID Card). See the HigherOne website to activate your card and have your pay either left on that account or transferred to your personal bank account. Pay information can be viewed on your my.emich Employee tab.
GAs should contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine how the award of a GA will affect other types of financial assistance.
|Appointment||Hours/Week||Tuition Credit Hours Provided*|
|Fall and Winter|
|20 (full time)||Up to 18|
|15 (3/4 time)||Up to 14|
|10 (1/2 time)||Up to 9|
|Fall or Winter|
|20||Up to 9|
|15||Up to 7|
|10||Up to 5**|
|Summer (7.5 weeks)|
|20||Up to 5***|
|15||Up to 3***|
|10||Up to 2***|
* Total fiscal year semester, tuition support (July 1- June 30) cannot exceed a total of 18 credits.
** If rehired for an additional semester, 4 hours are funded for a total of 9 hours for two semesters.
*** These limits are for appointments during the first part of summer only. Amounts awarded are at the discretion of the Graduate School. Please see Summer Tuition Credit Request forms located on the website.