GRA and GTA information
MTAs, GTAs, and GRAs
In our department, we have three types of positions that are filled by graduate students: MTAs, GTAs, and GRAs. MTAs are Masters students who are paid by the hour for tasks such as grading assignments, holding office hours to help students, etc. These MTAs typically pay approx. $15/hr and are 10-20 hrs/week. MTA positions offer no other benefits and do not waive or reduce the tuition costs – so tuition would still need to be paid in full by the MTA student. GTAs are typically PhD students who are serving as Teaching Assistants, and GRAs are typically PhD students who are serving as Research Assistants.
In each academic year, the department expects to fulfill a significant number of MTA positions. Being an MTA can help a student reduce their overall cost of attendance. Being a MTA is a great way to learn a topic more deeply, and our current MTAs say that helping other students learn is a very fulfilling experience. While Masters students are certainly not required to be an MTA, our UVA CS community relies on this expertise, so Masters students are encouraged to apply. Toward the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester, current and entering Masters students will be notified of this opportunity.
Payroll Schedule for 2018 - 2019