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TA Fee Deferment and TA Loan Programs

Graduate Division TA Fee Deferment Program

 If you are hired as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Associate-In (sub 0, fixed salary) at a minimum of 25% for the entire quarter, UC San Diego (the University) pays graduate student health insurance (GSHIP) and partial fee remission for you.  You are responsible for paying the balance of fees.  The TA Fee Deferment program allows graduate students appointed at a minimum of 25% for the entire quarter to pay the balance of their registration fees (excluding nonresident supplemental tuition) through payroll deduction.

Deductions will be taken in two equal installments from your second and third paychecks of each quarter:

Fall Quarter:

December 1 and January 4

Winter Quarter:

March 1 and April 1

Spring Quarter:

June 1 and July 1

 

Graduate Student Fee Information 2020-2021 Fall Winter Spring
Total Fees $5794.66 $5794.66 $5794.66
(Paid by the University) Less Health Insurance -1285.00 -1285.00 -1285.00
(Paid by the University) Less Partial Fee Remission -4290.00 -4290.00 -4290.00
Balance $219.66 $219.66 $219.66

Deadline

To avoid a $50 late fee, applications must be received by the Graduate Division at least ten (10) business days prior to Registration Fee deadline.  Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

  • Fall 2020 applications are due Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Winter 2021 applications are due Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Spring 2021 applications are due Friday, March 5, 2021

Application Procedure

  1. Obtain and complete an application:  TA Fee Deferment Application
  2. Attach offer letter as verification of employment.
  3. Obtain signature of hiring department representative.
  4. Sign your name at the bottom of the form. YOUR SIGNATURE IS MANDATORY.  Unsigned applications will be returned unprocessed.
  5. Retain a copy for your records.
  6. Submit application to Graduate Division via Student Services & Support Portal ticket (please see detailed application submission instructions at bottom of page). 

Graduate Division TA Loan Program

TA Loans are available Fall Quarter only.

The TA Loan Program, administered by the Graduate Division provides graduate students, both new and continuing, with funds for living expenses until receipt of their first paycheck on November 1.  If you hold a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Associate-In (sub 0, fixed salary) appointment at a minimum of 25% time for the entire Fall quarter only and did not receive summer support through UC San Diego (the University), you are eligible for this loan.

You may borrow up to one month's gross salary minus the amount you have borrowed to cover your fees through the Graduate Division TA Fee Deferment program.  If you request a fee deferment and you are a 50% TA, the maximum loan amount is $2250.  If you do not request a fee deferment and are a 50% TA, the maximum loan is $2500.  Loans are made in increments of $50, rounded down, not to exceed the salary.

There is no interest charge for this loan.  Loan processing can take up to ten working days.  Checks will be released in September.  Students must be enrolled before the check can be processed.

To receive your loan check most efficiently, we recommend enrolling in direct deposit with Student Finacial Solutions for your My TritonLink account, which authorizes your check to be deposited directly into your bank account. If you do not enroll in direct deposit, it may take at least 2 weeks to receive a paper check to your mailing address. Especially during this time with hybrid learning, we recommend enrolling in direct deposit to ensure you receive your loan check in a timely manner. Please find links on how to enroll in direct deposit and verify/update your mailing address for your TritonLink account below: 

The loan is repaid through payroll deduction in two equal installments from your December 1st and January 4th paychecks.

Examples

  • If you have an appointment as a 50% TA earning $2507.67 per month, and you have requested a TA Fee Deferment, the maximum loan would be $2250.00.
TA Salary at 50% $2507.67
Less Fee Deferment Amount -219.66
$2288.01

Maximum Loan Amount

Rounded down to the nearest $50

$2250.00
  • If you have an appointment as a 50% TA earning $2507.67 per month and have NOT requested a TA Fee Deferment, the maximum loan would be $2500.00.

Deadline

Applications must be received by the Graduate Division at least ten (10) business days prior to the Registration Fee deadline. 

  • Fall 2020 applications are due Friday, September 11, 2020.

Application Procedure

  1. Obtain an application: TA Loan Application
  2. Indicate the amount you wish to borrow (see instructions above).
  3. Attach offer letter as verification of employment.
  4. Obtain signature of hiring department representative.
  5. Sign your name at the bottom of the form. YOUR SIGNATURE IS MANDATORY.  Unsigned applications will be returned unprocessed.
  6. Retain a copy for your records.
  7. Submit application to Graduate Division via Student Services & Support Portal ticket (please see detailed application submission instructions at bottom of page). 

Application Submission via Student Services & Support Portal

  1. Navigate to the Student Services & Support Portal at https://support.ucsd.edu/students
  2. Select "Get Help & Order Services", which will prompt you to login
  3. Select "Submit a Ticket"
  4. Complete Ticket Submission, selecting the options from the dropdown as outlined below: 
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