Just over two years after the completion of the 2019 Graduates Task Force Report on Allowances and Benefits, CU Boulder is addressing the task force’s top priority and paying the mandatory fees for graduate students in assistant position.
Additionally, effective January 1, 2022, there will be a 3% increase in stipends for eligible graduate students by appointment. Eligibility criteria and additional details are available on the Graduate School website.
Scott Adler, Dean of the Graduate School, made a statement about the news.
This is going to make a huge difference for our graduate students, and I couldn’t be happier that we could make it a reality. Over the past two years, we’ve been able to cut some of the fees and provide for paid parental leave and dental coverage, but we’re ultimately able to pay fees for those by appointment. It’s really exciting.
I would like to thank CU President Saliman and the Board of Directors for their continued advocacy and support for our graduate students. I would also like to thank my predecessor Ann Schmiesing for the groundwork she did to improve the graduate student experience, Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Rector Russ Moore and CFO Carla Ho’a for their commitment to allocate this very important funding in support of our student graduates.
Most importantly, I would like to thank members of the Graduate Student Government and Professionals for their participation in the Graduate Schools Task Force and their patience as we strive to find a way to implement the report’s recommendations. “