Graduate Assistantships

Graduate students may apply for regular graduate assistantships through their academic program. Awards can vary by department. GA’s are required to work between 10 to 20 hours per week and also may receive tuition assistance and/or a monthly stipend. Contact the School of Graduate Studies for more information.

Academic and other departments on campus may offer opportunities for qualified students who have been accepted into one of the graduate degree programs to work as laboratory, research, or teaching or grading assistants. Graduate assistants work as tutors, aid faculty members in research projects, supervise laboratories, and assist faculty who teach undergraduate courses. Students interested in graduate assistantships should contact the School of Graduate Studies ( for specific information.

Note: Stipends are considered income and are subject to state and federal withholding taxes. International students who receive taxable income are required to file a tax return each spring in the U.S. in order to determine if those taxes are refundable according to the tax treaty between your country and the U.S.