Please note the following information re. stipend payments for international students:
If an international student has a current PPS appointment (GSR, TA, etc.), the stipend payment will be issued according to the direct deposit information in PPS.
If the student does not have a current PPS appointment at the time the title code 3296 appointment is created in PPS, the stipend payment will be issued according to the direct deposit information in Disbursements.
To be on the safe side, an international student may want to sign up for both:
Please ensure that your student has completed the correct direct deposit request in order to expedite the receipt of funds.
Example 1: Quarter begins 10/1, but the faculty grant does not begin until 11/1. Faculty grant will support student as a GSR. The department could fund the student as a BG GSR for October to ensure a smooth transition to the faculty grant effective 11/1.
Example 2: Department will provide partial support for the student, faculty will provide the remaining support. Faculty has only GSR funds, not fellowship funds. Student can be appointed as GSR with appointment prorated between the BG and the faculty grant.
If the intent is to fund the student in full from BG funds, please request the standard stipend, tuition and fee payments. Block grant funds are intended primarily for fellowship support, not employment.
A: Academic Employment - Graduate students must be registered in a minimum of 12 units of upper-division and graduate-level work each quarter to be employed at greater than 25% time during the academic year. Students registered in fewer than 12 units are eligible for 25% time appointments upon department approval. See: http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/front/GradStud.html#financial
Fellowships and Traineeships - Awardees must register in a minimum of 12 units of upper-division and graduate-level work each quarter. See: http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/front/GradStud.html#financial
All graduate students who receive financial support must be in good academic standing as defined under the Standards of Scholarship in the General Catalog. See: http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/front/GradStud.html#standschol
A request to the Dean of the Graduate Division for an exception to policy must be endorsed by the student’s advisor and department/program chair. Any payment that is an exception to policy must be pre-approved.
For questions regarding need-based aid eligibility, please contact Financial Aid: http://students.ucsd.edu/finances/financial-aid/index.html