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Graduate Assistantships

Many graduate programs provide a limited number of graduate assistantships to qualified students. These positions include Teaching Assistants (GTA) and Research Assistants (GRA). Students must contact the department to learn about available assistantships.

Graduate Assistantship Policy (Approved, April, 2008)

Tuition Remission: Under Texas law a TEACHING or RESEARCH ASSISTANT is only required to pay in-state tuition and fees if 1) the student is enrolled for a minimum of 9 hrs. per semester and 2) is employed at least one-half time (19.5 hrs./week) in a teaching or research assistant position that relates directly to the student's degree program.

Eligible GTAs and GRAs do not have to apply for this tuition remission; instead each will have the appropriate amount credited to his/her fee statement, based on registration and information provided by the employing department

Student Insurance: The University of Texas System has contracted with UnitedHealthCare to provide StudentResources, an insurance package specifically designed for students. StudentResources is an affordable full-coverage health insurance program for students and their dependents. The only requirement is that the insurance holder be a student at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Premiums can be purchased for a full 12 months, individual semesters and summer session, or various combinations of coverage periods. The approximate cost is $1,200 for 12-month coverage. For more information, visit the Student Resources website.