Contract letter templates
All graduate assistantship letters must be routed through the NextGen platform. If a letter has been processed in NextGen and requires changes, please use the templates listed below as a change request to HR.
NOTE: New contract letters anticipated in March 2019; new minimum registration requirements effective Jan 2019.
- Teaching Assistantship - Not Work Study (WORD)
- Research Assistantship - Not Work Study (WORD)
- Research OR Teaching Assistantship - Work Study (WORD)
Immigration requirements contain very strict rules regarding students working past their program completion date and working over 20 hours a week.
The program completion rules may impact the student's ability to finish out their job duties in their final semester. As such, it is critical that the department issuing the assistantship is familiar with these requirements and is prepared to find a substitute for the RA or TA in the event that the student's program completion date falls before their contract letter end date.
Exceeding 20 hours per week is not allowed under ANY circumstances (even during midterms, finals or spring break). The impact of being out of compliance could be catastrophic for the student, so please take this into consideration when assigning work.