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RA Compensation and Benefits

Benefits & Compensation

Personal and Professional Development Opportunities

  • Training & developing transferable skills in communication, conflict mediation, goal setting, and working in a team, just to name a few
  • Leadership opportunities provided through conference attendance (Leadership Retreat, RA conference) and departmental committee involvement
  • Networking & Making Connections through community development, programming and supporting UTA events
  • Understanding the chain of command within the Division of Student Affairs

Resident Assistant Compensation 2018-2019


Residence Halls






Arlington, Vandergriff, & KC Hall RAs receive a private room for the Arlington Double Rate minus $500 annually.

Lipscomb, & Trinity RAs receive a private room for the Lipscomb Double Rate.

Receive private without 1.7x rental upgrade. Value of discount: $192 - $340/month

Designated apartment at a 45% rental rate reduction.  

Maple Square, Garden Club, The Lofts, Center Point, Unversity Village, Meadow Run and Arbor Oaks receive:
1 bed/1 bath unfurnished apartment

Timber Brook & The Heights receive:
efficiency/1 bath, fully funished apartment  

Meal Plan

Scholarship for Bronze
meal plan 
Value: $330/month**

No meal plan

Compensated only when University is open – adjusted for partial work months & holidays

* 2018-2019 benefits are subject to change

** Based on 10 months of employment

Get Involved



With more than 7,000 students living on campus, there are always opportunities for involvement, both academically and socially. Join any of our more than 300 student organizations, a Freshman Interest Group, or get involved with intramural sports—there’s never a shortage of things to do, and you’ll be close enough to take advantage of all of it.