Graduate assistantship may include research, scholarly activity, professional service or assistance with some campus program. The dollar amount of assistantships varies among colleges. Please visit with the department chair or faculty member for the exact amount. A graduate assistant may be recommended for a partial tuition waiver each semester. A 15-19 hour per week work load is expected. A student must take at least nine credits to be eligible for an assistantship. The assistantship is counted as financial aid.
a full-time matriculated graduate student employed in a work-scholarship program that carries a stipend and a waiver of tuition and fees
a graduate student paid a salary to render service to the University, primarily in research, either directly, or under a grant or contract with other agencies, normally at the maximum rate of fifteen clock hours per week
a student admitted to a bona fide graduate program
A woman who has graduated from and who assists the Convening Advisor with the activities of a Group.
A graduate assistant must be a fully admitted student in a graduate program who assists with teaching, tutoring, research, or library work.
In Peoplesoft, a graduate assistant title is reserved for those graduate assistant positions whose tuition is paid for by the University's central account. This title determines how the tuition is charged.
A GA helps a professor with research or works for an academic department. GA's usually receive a salary and reduced tuition. See Teaching Assistant.
The University offers qualified graduate students a limited number of assistantships in teaching or research. An assistantship is both a means for providing financial assistance to students and, more importantly, a mechanism for providing research and/or teaching opportunities for the graduate assistant.
A graduate assistant is a student enrolled in a graduate program who works part-time performing research, teaching, or providing administrative support in return for tuition and a monthly stipend.