GSA News & Reports

News & Reports

March 7, 2024 ❖ The GSA has updated the Big10 graduate student compensation data for 2023-2024 with the help of the Office of Graduate Studies.

We once again encourage you to download the excel sheet and draw your own conclusions. The methodology is the same as below.

November 8, 2022 ❖ The GSA has updated the summary of public data gathered last year on graduate student compensation levels across the Big 10. Here is the Excel sheet. We would encourage you to download this file and review the data and methodology to draw your own conculsions.

Every data cell has a hyperlink to the source of where it was found. There are red flags that contain notes about assumptions. Everything is normalized to a 0.49-0.5FTE, academic year (2 semester/3 quarters) length assistantship, and 12 months of health insurance. To calculate how much students take home (minimum cash in pocket), we took the stipend amount and subtracted university wide fees and health insurance premiums. Federal and state taxes were not considered. The results were normalized by using a ratio of the MIT living wage calculator between the locations. We also calculated a total compensation resident/non-resident value that includes the value of tuition remission that is available in the Excel sheet.

It should be stressed that these figures reflect only minimum stipend levels set by the universities. The normalized average cash in pocket before tax provided by UNL's Big10 peers is $20,091. With our fees and health insurance costs, the equivilant stipend would be $22,494.

February 15, 2022

Update 2/18/2022: During a meeting with residents of UNL's family housing,
Chancellor Green confirmed that the June 30th move out date was "off the table".
- GSA EVP Donesky

Students in UNL family housing were notified Friday of UNL’s intent to close those properties no later than June 30th, 2022. The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Officers have been able to meet with Student Affairs, affected residents, various administrators, and Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN) Executives. As of Tuesday afternoon, an email was sent to stakeholders stating that the decision to close these properties is on pause.

Going forward, please know that GSA and ASUN have been invited to be involved in dialog between stakeholders and those making this decision.

We realize this is an issue that affects students on a personal level, not just monetarily, and we ask for your patience and support as we continue advocating for healthy discourse and tangible solutions.

The GSA Officers
Eric Rodene, President
Andrew Donesky, Executive Vice President
Katie Mowat, Vice President of Student Affairs
Venn Jemkur, Vice President of Representation
Abigail Herzfeld, Vice President of Finance

ASUN Executives
Batool Ibrahim, President
Taylor Jarvis, Internal Vice
President Patrick Baker, External Vice President

*Outside news reports such as this Editorial from the Journal Star may help provide some background.