Unfeesible! Petition to abolish the Student Life Fee

Please sign our petition to end the Student Life Fee for graduate students! During the 2014-15 school year, the University of Chicago will collect a mandatory $1041 Student Life Fee from each of its graduate students, $347 per quarter. Since the 2009-10 academic year, that fee has increased by 45 percent. During that same period, … More Unfeesible! Petition to abolish the Student Life Fee

Fees, fees, fees! Town Hall and Rally this January 26th & 30th

Announcing a Town Hall on FEES next Monday, January 26th at 5 p.m. at the University Church, 5655 S. University Avenue RALLY next Friday, January 30th at 2 p.m. at the Quad It’s that time of year again — Time to pay your quarterly bill from the Bursar’s Office. How much are you paying in … More Fees, fees, fees! Town Hall and Rally this January 26th & 30th

G.E.T.A. gotten; campaign to end AR fees goes on

Graduate Students United is pleased to announce Ryan Long as the winner of the G.E.T.A. (Graduate Emergency Tuition Aid) scholarship lottery, covering his out-of-pocket Advanced Residence tuition for 2009-10. Over 100 applicants had their names in the GETA scholarship hat last Thursday, March 4, but only one lucky student went home with the prize. We congratulate Ryan … More G.E.T.A. gotten; campaign to end AR fees goes on

Response to Provost’s Decision on AR Tuition

On February 25th, 2010, the administration released the “Provost’s Response to Graduate Education Committee Reports”. It is available here. We encourage you to consult the Provost’s Response and read the administration’s decision concerning issues of grave importance to students: unfair AR tuition burdens, teaching eligibility, and (the lack of) increased funding for dissertation writing periods. … More Response to Provost’s Decision on AR Tuition

Explanation of Proposed Advanced Residence Reforms

From the AR BLUES FORUM, CO-Sponsored by Graduate Students United and the Graduate Funding Committee I. Summary of recommendations from the Provost’s Committee on AR and Time to Degree: The following recommendations were the basis for the open forums in October, and will guide the Provost’s decision: 1.    AR Tuition (reduce it, but don’t eliminate … More Explanation of Proposed Advanced Residence Reforms

Stuck in the AR trap?

The University of Chicago administration charges advanced graduate students tuition if they do not teach.  It amounts to $2,352 per school year.  Together with mandatory health insurance ($2,045) and campus fees ($714), grad students who choose to focus on writing their dissertations rather than teaching must pay $5,111 per school year to the administration. GSU … More Stuck in the AR trap?

Email the Provost: Eliminate AR tuition now!

If you haven’t yet sent an email to the provost, you can copy the following letter and send it to provost@uchicago.edu and cjcohen@uchicago.edu and Cc gsu@riseup.net Suggested subject line: Provost Rosenbaum: Eliminate AR Tuition Now Dear Provost Rosenbaum, As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, I write to you with my concern over the undue burden that … More Email the Provost: Eliminate AR tuition now!

Petition for Healthcare and AR Tuition Remission

We have gathered several hundred signatures; more information coming soon on the administration’s response. On Health Insurance for All Student Employees Given That the University of Chicago is part of a minority of universities that do not pay their student employees’ health insurance, as 77% of all universities pay for their graduate students and 21% … More Petition for Healthcare and AR Tuition Remission