Graduate Student Instructorships
Numerous Graduate Student Instructorships (GSIs), also called Academic Student Employees, are available to second-year students in several fields, especially accounting, economics, and communications. GSI’s earn income and partial fee remissions. Partial fee remissions for the 2020-21 academic year are $9,267 for each of the Fall and Spring semesters, which covers the Tuition, Student Services Fee, a portion of the Berkeley Campus Fee, and the Health Insurance Fee. The earned income for the same position is approximately $5,000.
You can apply for the GSI positions in the spring of your first year. If you have significant training in a specialized area, you may also find employment as a reader or tutor. More information about the GSI program at Haas, including how to apply, can be found on the Haas School’s Official GSI Website.
Partial fee remissions could impact your financial aid. If you already have aid up to the cost of attendance, your financial aid will have to be adjusted to accommodate the fee remission, as your total aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Please note that if you have a Third Party Contract (TPC) in place that covers Tuition, Berkeley Campus Fee, Health Insurance Fee, and the Student Services Fee, you are not eligible for fee remissions. If your authorization letter states that the sponsorship is to be treated as a loan then you remain eligible for fee remissions, however, your TPC will be reduced by the fee remissions applied to your CalCentral account. In either case, fee remissions will not be paid to the student as a refund if fees are being covered by a sponsoring agency.
For those who waive the student health insurance, the Health Insurance Fee will not be triggered to your account, so expect a lower partial fee remission.