- Graduate Assistants are charged upwards of $700 a semester in ‘student fees’. Some of these fees include using the technology in our classrooms, office spaces, and labs, as well as undergraduate only services.
- Graduate assistants teach a disproportionate number of undergraduate classes in the state university system.
- Because of the steep fees these students face, many of them actually have to pay the university for the privilege of being their undergraduate primary teaching force.
House Bill 819, co-sponsored by Joy Goff-Marcil and Carlos Guillermo-Smith would provide fee waivers for “a graduate student who has a 0.25 full-time equivalent appointment or greater as a graduate assistant, graduate research assistant, graduate teaching assistant, graduate research associate, or graduate teaching associate.”
Senate Bill 1320 is a companion bill.
We support this bill.