Systems and Procedures
A Division of The Corporate Controller's Office
Tuition grants will continue to be charged to Grants-In-Aid budgets for all graduate assistantships funded by general funds departmental operating budgets (including Agriculture Federal appropriations) in accordance with the schedule listed below.
There is one tuition rate for graduate assistantships for general funds and research. This rate applies to quarter-time, half-time and three-quarter time assistantships. The computer fee and the activity fee are not applicable for graduate assistantships. When new graduate assistantships are created during the year, departmental budgets must cover the total amount of the grants-in-aid PER SEMESTER.
Graduate Assistant Grant-in-Aid Rates can be found on the Penn State Tuition website
Graduate Assistant appointments on general funds and Agriculture Federal appropriations will be closely monitored to assure that administrative areas do not exceed their assigned allocation of grants-in-aid. Most administrative areas have purchased permanent grants-in-aid "slots" for permanently funded graduate assistantships. Financial Officers are required to report on total general fund graduate assistantships appointed and to account for all grant-in-aids used, with a budget reallocation required for any grants-in-aid used which exceed the administrative area's permanent "slots". For determining the impact on available grants-in -aid, graduate assistants who are classified as 601 Ph.D. students will use 1/3 of a permanent slot.
Source: Corporate Controller
Table of Stipends for Graduate Assistants is available by clicking the link.
Table of Stipends for Postdoctoral Appointments is available by clicking the link.