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Estimated Quarterly Cost of HCDE GRAs

See below for the estimated quarterly cost of a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at a standard appointment of 50% FTE (20 hours per week).

Pre-PhD Candidate Student

Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Total Qtr
Salary (50% FTE) $2,999 $2,999 $2,999 $8,997
Fringe Benefits (21.6%) $648 $648 $648 $1,944
IDC (55.5%) $2,024 $2,024 $2,024 $6,072
Tuition $6,152     $6,152
One Qtr GRA Cost $11,823 $5,671 $5,671 $23,165

PhD Candidate Student

Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Total Qtr

Salary (50% FTE) $3,132 $3,132 $3,132 $9,396
Fringe Benefits (21.6%) $677 $677 $677 $2,031
IDC (55.5%) $2,114 $2,114 $2,114 $6,342
Tuition $6,152     $6,152
One Qtr GRA Cost $12,075 $5,923 $5,923 $23,921

 

Notes

  • Salary, Fringe Benefit and Indirect Cost (IDC) rates are effective 7/1/2021-6/30/2022. To estimate beyond the current year, HCDE applies a 3% cost of living adjustment.
  • The IDC rate for your sponsor may differ from the rate noted here.
  • Tuition rate listed is for AY 2021-2022. To estimate beyond the current AY, CoE recommends a 5% annual increase be applied.
  • Tuition rate for MS will cost $880 per credit for AY 2021-2022. HCDE MS Tuition and Fees.
  • Reminder: when hiring a non-HCDE student, the student's home department rate is applied.