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.