TA Compensation

2024-2025 TA Salary


Monthly Rate

Quarterly Rate

Full-Time (20 hrs/week, .5 FTE)$1,950 $5,850 
Half-Time (10 hrs/week, .25 FTE)$975 $2,925 

2024-2025 Tuition Waiver Information

Please note: 10-18 credits are billed the same amount of tuition. Any registration above 18 credits incurs additional charges, and is not covered by the TA service waiver.

TA Employment Dates

Fall QuarterSeptember 16 - December 15
Winter QuarterDecember 16 - March 15
Spring QuarterMarch 16 - June 15

Required Employment Documents

There are a number of documents you need to fill out and file with HR in order to be eligible to work at Western. For instructions on where to access and how to fill out your I-9, W-4, Employee Information Form, Direct Deposit, and more, please contact Human Resources at HR@wwu.edu

Pay Schedule

TAs are paid on the normal university payroll schedule.

Pay dates: Pay for the 1st through 15th of the month is distributed on or about the 25th, and pay for the 16th through the last day of month is distributed on or about the 10th.

TAs have 6 pay periods per quarter of employment, and total quarterly stipend is distributed evenly over those 6 pay periods.

Billing Statements & Tuition Waivers

Tuition is charged at the standard graduate rate. Tuition waivers should post to student accounts the day before classes start. The billing statement will itemize the amount of tuition and fees charged and the amount waived. The Amount Due represents your portion of tuition and fees, based on your registration as of the date indicated, plus any personal charges you may have incurred. Statements are not mailed to students. Check your account status on Web4U.

Registration Changes

Your tuition and fee waiver applies to your account based on your current registration. A change in the number of credits you are registered for may affect your tuition, waiver and balance due. Schedule changes within the 10-18 credit range will not affect tuition charges, but may create changes in applicable fees. If you make a schedule change, do not forget to check your student account online for any concomitant charges.