Request for waiver of 20-hour work rule for Graduate Assistants
Graduate assistants who are receiving a stipend, whether in the form of a University Fellowship, Externally Funded Fellowship, Graduate Research, Teaching or other Assistantship are limited to working 20 hours per week work on the projects designated by the stipend award. However, students may be eligible to work an additional 10 hours per week, with the possibility to earn income for the work, if certain conditions apply. The maximum additional time commitment is 10 hours per week, in addition to the work performed for the GA stipend. However, international students who have a F1 VISA are not eligible for this waiver, and are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week.
The Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies must approve requests for students to perform additional work, based upon the information requested below. The Chair of the student’s department or the Graduate Program director must complete the following form, which will be forwarded automatically to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. If the request is approved, the Office of Payroll and the person who initiated the request will be notified.
The Chair of the student’s department or the Graduate Program director must complete the following form at https://graduate.louisville.edu/forms/ga-waiver-request