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New Graduate Enrollment at UT Austin Grows 36% During 2021

Oct. 7, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — New graduate enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin grew by 36.2% during summer and fall of 2021-22 and included a greater number of Asian American, Black, Hispanic and international students enrolling in its graduate programs.

Announcing iThenticate: Plagiarism detection software

Sept. 22, 2021

The Graduate School is pleased to offer iThenticate, a plagiarism detection software designed to ensure manuscripts are properly cited and to help co-authors and graduate students manage document revisions and workflow.

2021-22 Salary Increases for Graduate Student Academic Employees

Sept. 3, 2021

We are pleased to announce that during the 2021-22 academic year, the university is providing $10.9 million dollars in additional recurring funds to support graduate students.

Health Care Assistance Fund for Academic Graduate Student Employees

Aug. 30, 2021

Applications are now open for the Health Care Assistance Fund, designed to help benefits-eligible academic graduate student employees who encounter higher costs due to an insurance change by providing the difference in out-of-pocket costs for care between the two plans in the form of block grants to students.

COVID-19 Safety Measures & Resources for Grad Students

Aug. 20, 2021

I hope you’ve had a good summer and had the opportunity to relax and visit with friends and family. I look forward to seeing many of you back on campus, although I understand you may be concerned about the COVID-19 situation in Austin and what it means for the fall semester.

Change in Taxation Policy – Academic Blue

June 17, 2021

UT System has updated its guidance so that premium support may now be provided as a nontaxable benefit. This updated guidance is based, in part, on the current federal enforcement approach for certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act related to employer paid premiums. 

University Health Services for Graduate Students on Academic Blue

June 7, 2021

As many of you know, effective September 1, 2021, benefits-eligible graduate student employees with appointments of 20-29 hours per week will be auto-enrolled in Academic Blue (SHIP), which will be provided to them at no cost. Academic Blue (SHIP) is administered by BlueCross BlueShield, and as an added benefit it pays for 100% of all covered costs at University Health Services (UHS).

Health Insurance and Graduate Education Task Force Updates

May 21, 2021

We wanted to provide additional information on health insurance changes for graduate student academic employees (TAs and AIs) and steps the Graduate School is taking to ensure salaries for these positions are raised in accordance with the Graduate Education Task Force recommendations. Starting in the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters, academic employees in many areas where salaries have been lower will see increases.

Graduate School Announces 2021 Award Winners

May 3, 2021

The Graduate School has announced the 2021 winners of its professional and student awards. The awards recognize excellence in graduate academics, teaching and professional services.

The winners represent a diverse community of students, scholars, teachers and administrators at the university. 

New Graduate Student Health Insurance for Academic Employees in Fall 2021

April 2, 2021

Now more than ever, it is vital that graduate students at UT Austin have access to continuous, affordable health coverage. A lack of health insurance can have great impact on students’ health, finances and wellbeing and on their academic and career success.

With this in mind, we are writing to announce health insurance changes for benefits-eligible graduate student academic employees (TAs, AIs and GRAs).