Office of the Provost

Faculty and Unclassified Staff Handbook
Chapter 7-- Student Affairs

 

Graduate Assistantships

A certain number of graduate assistantships are available each year for qualified graduate students. The assistantships average $7,000 per academic year for a full-time assistant. The stipend is paid bi-weekly for a period of approximately nine (9) months for assistants appointed for an academic year, and for approximately five (5) months for assistants appointed for one semester.  The maximum time that a graduate student may hold an assistantship is for a total of four (4) academic semesters.

The holder of an assistantship must be enrolled in at least six (6) graduate program hours each semester. Full-time graduate assistants will work nineteen(19) hours per week.  A full-time graduate assistant cannot hold another job or position on campus.  Part-time graduate assistants may hold additional on-campus jobs as long as the total hour worked (assistantship plus job) does not exceed 19 hours per week.

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