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UAB - Graduate School - FLSA Changes for Graduate Students
 

The Fair Labor Standards Act will impact many of our Graduate Students. See below for how it will impact your students and trainees.

Graduate Assistant (GA)

Primary fuction: Are not performing supervised research or teaching, and are therefore considered to be student employees

Exempt from FLSA overtime rule: No

Stipend payments: Paid bi-weekly for hours worked; must report hours worked in KRONOS

Tuition payments: Eligible for tuition scholarships

Health insurance: Paid via tuition scholarship

Graduate Reseach Assistants (GRA)

Primary fuction: Conduct original, professional-level research in their field of study primarily for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements for an advanced degree

Exempt from FLSA overtime rule: Yes; are in an educational relationship with UAB

Stipend payments: Monthly

Tuition payments: Eligible for tuition remission

Health insurance: Paid via tuition remission

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA)

Primary fuction: Directly involved in classroom or laboratory instruction primarily for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of an advanced degree

Exempt from FLSA overtime rule: Yes; are in an educational relationship with UAB

Stipend payments: Monthly

Tuition payments: Eligible for tuition scholarships

Health insurance: Paid via tuition scholarship

Graduate Student Trainee

Primary fuction: Perform original, professional-level reseach fully supported by a fellowship, training grant, or institutional sources and are not considered to be UAB employees. No past, present, or future services are required as a condition of receiving this appointment.

Exempt from FLSA overtime rule: Have never been considered employees; no changes

Stipend payments: Monthly

Tuition payments: Eligible for tuition scholarships

Health insurance: Paid via tuition scholarship