Student Employment

Academic Employment

Graduate students often seek academic employment opportunities through their departments or programs. You should begin looking for specific availability well in advance of the start of the semester by checking with the graduate adviser, graduate coordinator, or professor in the department in which you desire employment.

Non-Academic Employment

For students who are unable to find academic positions, non-academic employment opportunities exist both within the university and beyond its borders.

Resident Tuition Entitlement

Students employed in some positions may be eligible for the resident tuition entitlement, in which those who are not Texas residents may qualify for resident tuition rates.

Tuition Reduction Benefit

Students employed as teaching assistants (TAs), assistant instructors (AIs), and graduate research assistants (GRAs) are eligible for a tax-exempt Tuition Reduction Benefit related to their student academic employment.

Conditions for Student Employment

Graduate students, whether in an academic or non-academic position, should be aware of conditions for student employment, from registration requirements to rules on allowable work hours.

Health Insurance Changes for Graduate Student Employees

Starting in the fall 2021 semester, the university has changed the default insurance option for benefits-eligible academic employees (TAs, AIs and GRAs) from UT Select to Academic Blue, while providing the flexibility to still choose UT Select.

Health Care Assistance Fund

The Health Care Assistance Fund is intended to help benefits-eligible academic graduate student (AGS) employees who encounter higher costs because of the change in their default health care plan.