Minimum Stipend Levels and Hourly Pay Rates for AY 2014-2015

Master's Level Students Minimum Stipend per Pay Period
Full-time Graduate Assistant $570.92
Part-time Graduate Assistant $285.46
Ph.D. Level Students Minimum Stipend per Pay Period
Full-time Graduate Assistant $749.08
Part-time Graduate Assistant $374.54

Hourly Graduate Student Workers
All employees who hold the title of student worker must be compensated by an hourly wage at least equal to the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Departments have the discretion, consistent with the duties of the position, to compensate a student worker above $7.25 an hour. Notwithstanding that discretion, graduate student workers performing duties similar to those of a Graduate Assistant (GA) must be compensated at an hourly wage similar in amount to that of the GA (at least $14.27 an hour). Departments can request an opinion from the Associate Dean of the Graduate School as to whether graduate student worker duties are consistent with those of a GA.

For the purposes of stipends, Graduate Assistants include Administrative Assistants, Graders, Peaceworker Assistants, Research Assistants, Residential Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and those supported by external fellowships administered through UMBC.

A full-time Graduate Assistant has a twenty (20) hour per week commitment to the department supporting the assistantship.

A part-time Graduate Assistant has a ten (10) hour per week commitment to the department supporting the assistantship.

More information on graduate assistantships may be found in the Graduate Assistant Handbook.