The Graduate School, in conjunction with the Bursar’s Office, has been working on developing a fully integrated centralized process to create and authorize assistantship contracts and manage PAF and tuition remission entries. The first phase of this project is the new Contract Creation and Approval system. The old online contract tool has been retired and replaced by the new contract tool which must be used for creating new contracts. Below is the slideshow for a recent training session on the new system in addition to a training manual. If you would like to schedule a training session for a group within your department please email If you encounter any problems with the tool, please email

Link to New Contract Creation Tool

New Contract Creation Training Slideshow

Graduate Contract System Training Manual Spring 2018