Eligible F-1 and J-1 students in graduate programs may be able to receive a Stipended Graduate Assistantships (SGA) through their department. These awards generally include a stipend, tuition remission and health plan. For specific information about receiving an SGA, please check with your Graduate School.
Please note, if you have a position on campus that is titled “Assistant” (ie. Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant), but you are paid hourly through the Student Employment Office, then you most likely do not have an SGA. An SGA is a package offered through the department and you will receive a letter that outlines the detail of the SGA.