This is a state institution, so it has pretty good benefits. The paid vacation and sick time is quite good.
Graduate Student Assistants have to purchase separate insurance. The university offers health insurance packages to students through United Health Care Student Resources.
No benefits are offered to part time student workers. Not even bonuses for doing adititional work or taking on adititional projects.
There are no benefits for student workers
health insurance, 401K, flexible hours etc.
While the pay is nothing to write home about, the other benefits were pretty good, particularly the vacation time. You could pick between an 8 hour plan and a 14 hour plan that accrues monthly. The 8 hour plan never maxed out, and the 14 hour plan maxed out at like 170 hours. Hard to beat that kind of time off.
The benefits have been reduced over the years, but there are many health insurance options. The holiday pay is great and being on an academic schedule has its perks.
The best thing is that a graduate assistant job pays for a majority of your tuition as well as a salary. The worst, but still not horrible, thing about this job is that your schedule is different than the school schedule. When you have school off for spring break, you still have work.
Best thing: There ARE benefits (more so than "being able to use" school resources). You have a few options of retirement plans, along with the university matching your contribution. You also have the option for various types of insurance coverage, which is nice. You receive benefits on anything over 30 hours a week.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.