In each term of a GE appointment, the student will receive:
The UO and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) establish minimum salary rates through collective bargaining for each level of appointment. Some units elect to pay above these rates. Salary is based on the Full Time Equivalent (FTE). Salaries are paid monthly. For example, a GE with a fall appointment, appointed September 16-December 15, will receive salary for September 16-30 at the end of September, salary for October 1-31 at the end of October, salary for November 1-30 at the end of November, and salary for December 16-30 at the end of December.
Minimum GE Salaries,
|MONTHLY GROSS SALARY BY FTE|
|Level I||Level II||Level III|
|Annual Rate||$ 28,421||$ 32,097||$ 33,898|
|0.20 FTE||$ 631.58||$ 713.27||$ 753.29|
|0.25 FTE||$ 789.47||$ 891.58||$ 941.61|
|0.30 FTE||$ 947.37||$ 1,069.90||$ 1129.93|
|0.35 FTE||$ 1,105.26||$ 1,248.22||$ 1,318.26|
|0.40 FTE||$ 1,263.16||$ 1,426.53||$ 1,506.58|
|0.45 FTE||$ 1,421.05||$ 1,604.85||$ 1,694.90|
|0.49 FTE||$ 1,547.37||$ 1,747.50||$ 1,845.56|
|Minimum GE Salaries, 2015-16||MONTHLY GROSS SALARY BY FTE|
|Level I||Level II||Level III|
|Annual Rate||$ 27,459||$ 31,011||$ 32,751|
Tuition and Fees
Each GE receives a tuition waiver for 9-16 credit hours per term. GEs are responsible for payment of tuition for credits exceeding 16.
All students are assessed non-instructional mandatory fees set by the Oregon University System (OUS), of which each GE is responsible for paying $61 per quarter during the academic year. These fees are not covered for GEs during the summer term.
Some courses (e.g., self-support courses) are assessed fees in lieu of tuition. These courses are not covered by the GE tuition waiver unless they are required by the graduate degree program.
GEs are required to pay their portion of the mandatory student fees on time each term. Those paying after the deadline will be assessed interest. Students may make the minimum payment cited on the billing statement; remaining installments will be subject to interest and billing charges. To review student account and billing information, visit the Business Affairs web site.
All new graduate students are assessed a matriculation fee. For students who have a GE appointment in their first term, the matriculation fee is waived.
Summer Sandwich Tuition Waiver: Graduate students who meet specific GE-related criteria may access summer tuition waivers without a work obligation known as a "Summer Sandwich".
GEs have access to GE-specific insurance during each term of appointment. The insurance is administered by the GTFF. GEs must sign up for the insurance directly with the GTFF at the start of each GE appointment contract period. For example, if you have a GE appointment for all year, you should sign up in fall; if you have a winter-only appointment, sign up for just winter term.
For all GEs (fall, winter, spring and summer), the UO pays 95% of the insurance premium for students with GE appointments. This includes GEs with dependents. See the GTFF website for specific GE-paid premium amounts.
During the summer term, students who are not GE employees in the summer may be eligible for the GE insurance. Those who are not summer GEs but who held an appointment in the previous spring term may receive premium coverage subsidized at 80%. Students who have graduated in spring term or who have left the university at the end spring term are not eligible for this benefit.
Spring GEs must either have a Summer GE position, or be continuing enrollment or an approved leave of absence in their graduate program during the following Fall term, in order to qualify for Summer GE insurance.
To sign up for insurance or to find out more about premium costs and insurance benefits, GEs are encouraged to contact the GTFF Benefits Administrator (Glenn Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-344-0832). Hiring units should contact the Graduate School (541-346-2849) with insurance-related questions.
Graduate students who are not GEs are eligible for student insurance, available through the Health Center. International students must be insured through the GE plan, student plan, or an approved outside plan.
Because eligibility for GE insurance is based on employment status, graduate students are eligible for GE continuation insurance (COBRA) in 18 months that follow the end of a GE appointment. Contact the GTFF for more information.
All graduate students, including GEs, are encouraged to use the University Health Center, which offers a comprehensive menu of services conveniently and at low-cost (most visits cost $10). The Health Center does not bill insurance at this time.