Payroll Policy and Procedure Manual
Section 300: Payment of Graduate Student Employees
Effective: 01/01/2001
Revised: 12/27/2011

Section 300 covers payments made to Graduate Assistants and explains how graduate tuition remission expenses are distributed to department funds.

There are several “Graduate” employee types at OSU.; Only the Teaching and Research Assistants are eligible for tuition remissions.

  1. Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)
  2. Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)
  3. Clinical Fellows
  4. Postdoctoral Scholar

Graduate assistant students may also work as student employees during summer session and the academic year in addition to their Graduate Assistantship.  If a graduate assistant on less than .49 FTE takes on extra duties, the total assistantship plus salary or hourly pay from any location within Oregon State University shall not exceed the equivalent of .49 FTE for any term.  Doing so jeopardizes the student’s assistantship eligibility.

The following charts provide summaries of data for Graduate Employment positions during the academic year and summer.

Academic Year and/or Summer Session Employment
Pay Type Salaried Student Summer GRA GTA Postdoc Scholar DVM Clinicians CAPS Clinical Fellow Athletics Clinical Fellow Pharmacy Clinicians
Position C50XXX C62XXX C60XXX C67XXX C68XXX C68XXX C68XXX C68XXX
Suffix 55 00 or G2 00 or G2 00 00 00 00 00
Earn Code REG GRA GRF GTA GTF GCF GVM GCF GCF GRX
Acct. Code 10501 10630 10632 10620 10622 10639 10610 10639 10639 10609
Job E-Class XA XB XB XB XB XB XB XB
Pay Schedule Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly
Requires Enrollment? No Yes Yes No No No No No