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Graduate Assistants - Information for Students

Are you looking for a way to fund your education, connect with faculty and students, and immerse yourself in projects relevant to your degree? Consider becoming a graduate assistant. A graduate assistantship serves as on-campus employment for full-time graduate students. An assistantship provides an excellent opportunity to connect with professionals in your field and enhance your intellectual and professional development as a whole.

Beyond being a valuable life experience, an assistantship is a fantastic way to finance your education! Your stipend (salary) as a GA for the 2016-2017 academic year is $9250 for a full-time 20 hour/week GA and $4625 for a part-time 10 hour/week GA. . Both full-and part-time graduate assistants are eligible for partial tuition remission. The University will pay for up to eight credits of graduate tuition cost per semester at the standard rate of $368.66 (fall and spring) for a full-time GA (20 hours/week) and up to 6 credits of graduate tuition cost per semester for a part-time GA (10 hours/week). Doctoral credits are paid at the standard doctoral rate of $578.11. Students are responsible for all student fees assessed. All graduate assistants, both international and U.S. citizens, qualify for in-state tuition rates.

Please Note: All graduate assistants holding a full-time or part-time graduate assistantship must be enrolled full-time, 8 graduate credits/6 doctoral credits.

Applying for Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships open to graduate students in a variety of majors are listed through the Career Center. Admitted graduate students will need to set up the StarID and password to access and search position listings.


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Program specific positions may not be listed. Please contact the graduate program director for more information on graduate assistantships available through your graduate program.

Assistantship applications are similar to seeking any job. Carefully read the position description and prepare and submit the requested materials, typically a cover letter and resume.

Graduate Assistant Orientation

All new graduate assistants are expected to attend orientation as a condition of employment as a graduate assistant.

New Graduate Assistant Orientation -- Spring 2017

Monday, January 23, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Alumni Room, Atwood Memorial Center

For more information on the role of Graduate Assistant Orientation please click here.