The graduate assistantship (GA) is designed to provide support for a student during full-time graduate study. It is an opportunity for the graduate student to serve in a professional role while establishing a professional relationship with faculty and/or administrators.
There are three kinds of assistantships: teaching, research and administrative. Please note that international graduate assistants are not permitted to work beyond their 20 hours per week contract. Graduate assistantships cover a full tuition and fees waiver for up to 24 hours of graduate coursework annually as well as paying a stipend of $8,600 per year.
This handbook provides an overview of University policies, procedures, and services that affect graduate assistants.