Graduate Assistantships

Students that are being funded through a Graduate Assistantship (and have received a Letter of Appointment with their admissions offer) will coordinate with the COP Human Resources team to complete their hiring process.

International Students: Please be aware due to possible delays with the Social Security Administration and UF payroll, salary distribution may not begin until six to eight weeks after your hire date. Please be prepared to support yourself with personal funds during this transition period.

Health Insurance for Graduate Assistants: GatorGradCare

GatorGradCare health insurance is available exclusively to Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, and Research Assistants on appointment (.25 FTE or greater) at the University of Florida.  Find out more about GatorGradCare here.

Enrollment is NOT automatic! Newly hired graduate assistants have 60 days from their date of hire to enroll in GatorGradCare if they want to participate.  The enrollment portal in myUFL will become available after the GA job appointment is entered and active in the UF PeopleSoft/payroll system.

GatorGradCare Enrollment Walkthrough

If you enroll in GatorGradCare, this coverage will meet UF’s mandatory health insurance requirement.  Students who have health insurance, including those enrolled in GatorGradCare, must complete the health insurance waiver once a year to opt out of the automatic student healthcare plan. This waiver must be completed by the Fee Payment Deadline, typically 10 days after the start of classes.