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 two kinds of assistantships: teaching and administrative. Please note that international graduate assistants are not permitted to work beyond their 20 hours per week contract. Graduate assistantships cover the tuition and general fees waiver for up to 24 hours of graduate coursework annually as well as paying a stipend of $8,600 per year. Graduate assistantships do not cover course fees or program fees.
This handbook provides an overview of University policies, procedures, and services that affect graduate assistants.