Finance Division

Accounting Services

GRADUATE ASSISTANT DIFFERENTIAL BUDGETING
Effective:   7/1/2005

The Graduate Assistant Differential (GAD) will be budgeted and accounted as a student fee and an operational expense in the University’s budget process and accounting system.  Funding levels for the graduate assistant differential for teaching and research assistantships and for cost share for externally supported research will be established through allocations made by the Dean of the Graduate School based on the policy directions and strategic plans established by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and the Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture.  Assistantship differentials requiring funding in excess of the institutional allocations will be funded through sponsored programs, gifts, auxiliary, PSA, or departmental funding.  Eligibility criteria for graduate assistantship differentials will be determined by policies and procedures approved by the Dean of the Graduate school in accordance with the policy directions and strategic plans established by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture.  Revenue collected as a result of this new policy will be deposited into the Graduate Assistant Differential Fund.  The Graduate Assistant Differential Fund will be managed by the Dean of the Graduate School based on the policy directions and strategic plans established by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and the Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture.