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If a contract has been signed, it should not be rescinded. However, in light of fiscal guidance, any new offers, including as a replacement for a student who did not accept an offer, should be reviewed at the school or college level to determine whether an offer should be made. Postdoc offers that are submitted to the Office of Postdoctoral Education now require a letter from the dean or their designee approving the hire. Note that there is no change from last year to the minimum stipend for graduate student assistantships or the minimum salary for postdoctoral scholars.

New international students who are unable to travel to the United States and are taking courses online for the Fall 2020 semester are not eligible for graduate assistantships. New international studnets may be eligible for an assistantship at the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester, if they can then travel to the United States.