Minimum stipends

The University of Iowa establishes minimum stipend levels for graduate assistants. The stipend amount must be specified in the offer of appointment. A department may pay more than the minimum stipend and may increase a continuing graduate assistant's stipend by more than the minimum increment, if the department has the necessary funds. The department may also apply a salary differential that reflects differences in job duties between groups of graduate assistants. The minimum stipend for graduate fellows is not a set amount.

Appointments that are fractions of one FTE or are for a fraction of the academic or fiscal year must carry stipends proportionately equivalent to the HTE stipend.

2014-2015 Stipend Amounts

The stipend levels for year 2014-2015 per the contract negotiated between the University of Iowa and the graduate employee union, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, Local 896 (COGS) are:

Academic year salary:2014-2015
One-half time$18,080
One-quarter time$ 9,040
Fiscal year salary:
One-half time$22,090
One-quarter time$11,045
FY15 Fringe rate:12.5%

Students holding a 25% or greater teaching or research assistantship appointment will be assured a tuition scholarship.

2014-2015 Tuition Scholarship Amounts

In FY15 a minimum tuition scholarship of $4,126/academic year semester ($8,252 per year) will be paid. The tuition scholarships will be applicable only for the academic year and does not include scholarships for summer semester enrollment. These rates for the tuition scholarship are based on a 9 s.h. or greater registration and will be pro-rated as related to each student’s registration. The tuition scholarship is not affected by the level of appointment above 25%.

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