TA / AI / GRA Tuition Reduction Benefit Processing


Beginning with fall 2013, the Tuition Reduction Benefit (TRB) will replace Tuition Assistance Benefit (TAB) for TAs and AIs and replaces tuition remission for GRAs. TRB offers a flexible, nontaxable benefit for students assigned in TA, AI, and GRA job codes. It applies to resident tuition only.

  • Create TRB awards (SS3s) for TAs, and AIs using Provost's funds and other funds (including grants) for GRAs. Upon final approval, the tuition bill will immediately reflect the limit up the amount on the TRB that the tuition bill will allow. Additional TRBs can be processed to make up the difference in Provost's funds to cover resident tuition for TAs and AIs and applicable fees using local funds. Provost funds will always apply before any local funds regardless of the order in which they are processed.
  • Create TA / AI / GRA assignments in HRMS.
  • SSCs (cancellation documents) can be created at any time to cancel TRB awards. To correct a final approved TRB, create an SSC to cancel the TRB (SS3) and then create a new TRB.
  • Any final approved TRBs will be reflected in the tuition bill.
  • Student pays remainder of tuition fee bill by published payment deadline.

The first year of TRB is 2013 - 2014 and processing procedures have been outlined in a powerpoint presentation. The process is expected to change in subsequent years. If you missed the training sessions covering TRB please refer to the presentaton for instructions.

TRB Processing

Information Session on Tuition Reduction Benefit - powerpoint

TRB Processing Timeline

2013 - 2014 Academic Year TRB Award Amounts

Each Long Session
(9/1-1/15 and 1/16-5/31)

Appointed 20 hours or more: $3,784
Appointed 10-19 hours: $1,892
Appointed 1-9 hours: $0

Summer Session
(6/1 - 7/15, 7/16 - 8/31, 6/1 - 8/31)

(maximum of $1,415 paid per individual per summer - regardless of session length or number of sessions)
Appointed 20 hours or more: $1,415
Appointed 10-19 hours for 12-week session 6/1 - 8/31: $1,415
Appointed 1-9 hours: $0

For additional information contact

Karen Sacratini, Coordinator

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