UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 02-10-01

CATEGORY:              ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

SECTION:                  Graduate Student Assistance

SUBJECT:                 Graduate Student Assistant/Teaching Assistant and Fellow/Graduate

                                       Student Researcher Scholarships

EFFECTIVE DATE:   April 2, 1993

PAGE(S):                   1

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the criteria for determining the eligibility of Graduate Student

      Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, and Graduate Student Researchers

      to receive tuition scholarships for credits taken at the University of Pittsburgh.

II.   POLICY

      Graduate Student Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Fellows, and Graduate

      Student Researchers who are appointed through the Payroll-Personnel system are

      eligible to receive tuition scholarships in recognition of academic merit.

      Graduate students who have full-time appointments are eligible to receive full tuition

      scholarships to cover up to 15 credits.

      Part-time appointees are eligible to receive tuition scholarships in accord with their

      appointments.  The maximum scholarships that will be provided are as follows:

      -     Three-fourth appointment: nine credits

      -     One-half appointment: six credits

      -     One-fourth appointment: three credits

      TAs, TFs, GSAs, and GSRs who receive full-time or fractional appointments in the

      Summer Term or Summer Session I or II must register for at least three credits, or for

      the Full-time Dissertation Study option, in the term or sessions.  A graduate student who

      registers is eligible to receive a tuition scholarship proportionate to the appointment.

      The tuition scholarship covers the Student Health Fee for full-time students in the Fall and

      Spring terms.  The University will not pay the student health fee for any TA, TF or GSA

      who receives an appointment in the Summer term and/or sessions.

      The prevailing Computing and Network Services fee and Security, Safety, and

      Transportation fee are included in the merit scholarships awarded full-time and part-time

      graduate students holding appointments in the Fall, Spring, or Summer term and/or

      Summer sessions.

      The tuition scholarship does not cover course-related fees or the Student Activity fee.

      The student is responsible for all charges not covered by the tuition scholarship.  The

      tuition scholarship is non-refundable.

III.  REFERENCES

      Procedure 02-10-01, Graduate Student Assistant/Teaching Assistant and Fellow/Graduate

      Student Researcher Scholarships