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Teaching & Research Assistants Contracts

Teaching & Research Assistants Contract Process


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New Hire Forms: UMass Lowell Human Resources requires that all new student hires use the I-9 form to document both that they are eligible to work in the United States and that their identities match the information on their employment authorization documents. Please visit the HR payroll & Forms page.

Additional information on how to get paid can be found on the Human Resources website.

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Hiring Dates guidelines (for 2020-2021 academic year)

  • Fall Semester: Aug. 23 - Dec. 17, 2021 (9 pay periods; last paycheck is for 1/2 pay period)
  • Spring Semester: Jan. 17 - May 13, 2022 (9 pay periods; last paycheck is for 1/2 pay period)
  • Full Academic Year: Aug. 23, 2021 - May 13, 2022 (paid over 20 pay dates; 1st and last paychecks are for 1/2 pay periods)

RA Tuition Contribution

Student Forms

Reduced Credit Approval for Teaching & Research Assistants

NOTE: Graduate students interested in applying for TA/RA positions must contact their department office.