At UF, Graduate Research Assistant reasonable compensation for work performed is comprised of two components, salary and tuition remission.
When budgeting for a graduate student salary on a sponsored project please use at least the Graduate Assistant Minimum Salaries level. However, check with your Department’s Fiscal office to determine what the appropriate graduate student salary should be in your academic unit.
At UF, tuition remission is considered a component of a graduate research assistant compensation package for the work performed while on appointment.
All proposals, including resubmissions, competing renewals and supplements that include salary support for graduate research assistants and where tuition is not prohibited by the sponsor, must also include the appropriate tuition amount in the budget. Budgeting this in the proposal, does not affect the tuition rate for in-state students and no impact on payments made by students whether in-state or out-of-state.
For non-College of Engineering NON-RESIDENT students, DSP recommends budgeting at the rates below:
2022-2023: $15,769 (10% increase)
2023-2024: $17,346 (10% increase)
2024-2025: $18,213 (5% increase)
5% increase thereafter
Through summer 2024, College of Engineering NON-RESIDENT students should budget $17,800 tuition per year. In the fall of 2024, the $18,213 non-resident graduate tuition recovery listed above will also apply to the College of Engineering as will expectation of 5% escalation thereafter.
Currently, all Resident tuition may be budgeted at $10,770.
Please note that if a non-resident student is actually hired, the non-resident rate will be charged. DSP recommends budgeting at the non-resident rate for proposal submission if the student’s status is unknown.
The maximum amount NIH will award for total graduate student compensation on a NIH research grant is equal to the Postdoctoral zero-level Kirschstein-NRSA stipend in effect when NIH issues the grant award. For all NIH rates, see the NIH guidance at: NOT-OD-20-070.
Graduate Student Salary and Tuition FAQ
Updated as of 5/10/2021