Graduate Student Appointments


Graduate Summer Compensation form must be completed, signed by Principal Investigator and submitted by Friday, April 30, 2021 to ensure timely processing and payment. Contact Mark Rodriguez at with questions.

Be sure to complete all steps:

  1. Register for Fall 2021 Classes:  Funding paperwork will NOT be processed if you are not yet registered full time for the fall term (at least 6 units). If you are planning to graduate in Summer 2021 follow the set of instructions provided to you via email.
  2. Obtain your supervisor's authorization signature and account number on the Graduate Summer Supplemental Compensation Form (PDF).
  3. Submit completed form to Mark Rodriguez via email ( by April 30, 2021.

Graduate Student is not authorized to work, and Principal Investigator may not assign research project until funding and student academic registration is verified by OSC Academic Programs, Accounting, and Human Resources, and hiring is complete.   Retroactive hire/pay is not supported. 

Please note that teaching appointments are by semester only, and a separate graduate student appointment form must be completed for fall and spring semesters. Beginning Fall 2016, students are limited to 1.0 Full Time Equivalency (FTE) in teaching appointments. Students who surpass the 1.0 FTE limit must complete the online Graduate Student Teaching Appointment Petition form.  Upon completion of the online form, the student’s faculty advisor will be emailed a faculty petition. Both petitions must be filled out for consideration of additional teaching appointments.

All Spring 2022 RA Funding Authorizations Forms must be submitted by November 22, 2021 to ensure timely processing and payment. Completed forms should be emailed to (  Students and Faculty must complete and sign the form before submission. The graduate student funding authorization form provided below replaces all previous forms.

Graduate Assistant/Associate Information

A .50 full-time equivalent (half-time; 20 hours per week) teaching or research assistant position includes a stipend, a full tuition waiver and student health insurance; a .25 FTE (quarter-time; 10 hours a week) position includes a stipend, a waiver of half tuition and student health insurance.

Vaccine Requirement:  In accordance with University of Arizona policy, all TA's must be fully vaccinated or have an approved university accommodation based on medical status and sincerely held religious, spiritual, or cultural beliefs.  UA's vaccine requirement is in compliance with the Executive Order issued by the President of the Unites States, and complies with guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force. For more information on the vaccine requirement, submission of vaccine documentation, and accommodations, visit

If you need additional information or encounter any difficulties filling out the graduate student appointment form, please contact