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Tuition Waiver

Associate Resident Directors (ARD's) receive a tuition waiver for graduate classes, and prerequisite undergraduate classes required for the staff member's Masters Degree.

Tuition waivers are also granted during the summer sessions. Staff members are financially responsible for student fees billed by the university.

Monthly Stipend

ARD's receive a monthly stipend of $950.00 - $1000.00 a month. Click here for a complete break down of the value of the compensation package. 

Skill Development 

Staff members are provided diverse professional opportunities including:

  • Teaching academic classes  
  • Advising student groups
    • Hall Council, RHA, NRHH, IFC, NPHC, PHC, and other RSOs
  • Committee work in areas of multiculturalism, employee relations, staff training, and recruitment
  • Comprehensive bi-weekly in-service training and development.

Optional Summer Employment

ARD's have the option for summer employment with University Housing & Dining Services working with our Conference Services Program. Eastern's summer camps and conferences program serves over 14,000 guests each summer.

Personal Workplace

Furnished offices include private phone line, desktop computer, and network access.

Furnished Apartment

All apartments are fully furnished and include appliances.  Please let us know if you require special living accommodations.

Basic & Extended Utilities

Staff members are provided utilities (e.g. water, local telephone, cable, movies on demand, internet, gas, electricity, and trash removal) free of charge.

Panther Dining Meal Plan

Staff members are provided with 15 meals per week in the residential dining centers and $140 Dining Dollars per semester (good in all four residential dining centers, Marketplace Convenience Centers, University Food Court, Java B & B Coffee Shop, and the Panther Pantry).

If you have questions or concerns that have not been addressed by this page please contact Jody Stone at or (217) 581-2515.

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