Salary and Benefits: Info for GEs

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, 2018-19 MONTHLY GROSS SALARY BY FTE
Level I Level II Level III
Annual Rate  $     30,504  $    34,451  $     36,383
0.20 FTE  $     677.87  $    765.58  $     808.51
0.25 FTE  $     847.33  $    956.97  $   1,010.64
0.30 FTE  $    1,016.80  $   1,148.37  $   1,212.77
0.35 FTE  $    1,186.27  $   1,339.76  $   1,414.89
0.40 FTE  $    1,355.73  $   1,531.16  $   1,617.02
0.45 FTE  $    1,525.20  $   1,722.55  $   1,819.15
0.49 FTE  $    1,660.77  $   1,875.67  $   1,980.85
Minimum GE Salaries, 2017-18 MONTHLY GROSS SALARY BY FTE
Level I Level II Level III
Annual Rate  $      29,415  $      33,221  $      35,085
0.20 FTE  $      653.67  $     738.24  $     779.67
0.25 FTE  $      817.08  $      922.81  $     974.58
0.30 FTE  $      980.50  $  1,107.37  $  1,169.50
0.35 FTE  $  1,143.92  $  1,291.93  $  1,364.42
0.40 FTE  $  1,307.33  $  1,476.49  $  1,559.33
0.45 FTE  $  1,470.75  $  1,661.05 $   1,754.25
0.49 FTE $   1,601.48 $   1,808.70 $   1,910.18

Minimum GE Salaries, 

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

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, of which each GE is responsible for paying $61 per quarter during the academic year. Each GE is responsible for paying 65% of their fees 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.

  • To see the current year's tuition and fee rates, visit the Registrar's website.

  • 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".


Health Insurance

  • 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.

  • All international students are required to carry health insurance and are automatically enrolled in and billed for the University Health Center's (UHC) UO Student Health Benefits Plan (link is external). Remember, if you sign up for the GTFF insurance, you must complete a waiver request form through the myUOHealth Student Portal (link is external) to be removed from the student insurance (and to receive a credit for the premiums). Deadlines apply. Please note: The waiver will be in effect the entire academic year, so if your GE position ends in the middle of the year, you will need to re-enroll in the UO Student Insurance Plan.

  • 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 Graduate Employees in the summer may be eligible for the GE insurance. For summer 2019: Those who are not summer GEs but who held an appointment in spring 2019 AND are continuing in their program or on approved leave of absence for Fall 2019 may receive premium coverage subsidized at 80% (pending changes to the GTFF CBA). Students who have graduated in spring term or who have left the university at the end of spring term are not eligible for this benefit. Please note: this policy is under review and is subject to change or discontinuation after Summer 2019.

  • 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,; 541-344-0832). Hiring units should contact the Graduate School (541-346-7632) 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.




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