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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.

Click on the links below to learn more about this wonderful opportunity!

Applying for Graduate Assistantships

Complete the Graduate Assistantship application (PDF) and submit the application along with a cover letter, resume, and references (if required) to the contacts for any posted positions. Graduate programs, departments, and colleges may also have graduate assistantships that are not posted at this website, you should check with your graduate program coordinator for more information on assistantships in these areas.

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.