Human Resources

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Fort Collins, CO 80523-6004

(970) 491-MyHR (6947)



...Graduate Assistant


Complete information on Graduate Assistants is available through the Graduate School.

Graduate assistants assist with academic programs and research, but are first and foremost students. Assistantships should aid in the orderly progression toward degree goals and not delay or hinder this progression.

Compensation Policy

The salary for 9- and 12-month assignments must meet the minimum stipend as set by the University for each graduate assistant appointment.

Overtime, Compensatory Time, FLSA

Graduate Assistants are not eligible for overtime or compensatory time, nor are they covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act because there is not an employer-employee relationship. They are engaged in activities in the course of obtaining advanced degrees, and therefore, there is no application of the minimum wage and overtime pay provisions of the FLSA.