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Graduate Assistantships Information

Assistantships may only be awarded to graduate students who have unqualified admission to the College of Graduate Studies under the Regular degree admission classification. Provisional degree or non-degree admits are not eligible to hold a graduate assistantship. Graduate Assistants must be registered for a minimum of 9 credit hours of course work for Fall or Spring semester, within the program of study throughout the period of the assistantship. Student must be registered during the term in which they hold an assistantship. Full time Graduate Assistants can expect to work a maximum of 20 hrs wk in both the fall and spring semesters. Federal law generally limits the number of hours that international students can work on campus to 20 hrs wk in the fall and spring semesters.

Amount: $5200
Graduate Assistantships and

The GTA is not permitted to work than 20 hours per week during the fall or spring semesters The duties of a research assistant involve ing and mastering conceptual and theoretical ideas, practices, or methods of scholarship. The GRA is not permitted to work than 20 hours per week at APSU during the fall or spring semesters Graduate Student Worker : A GSW is employed by the university in university related duties for hourly pay. GTA’s and GRA’s are not permitted to work than 20 hours per week during the fall or spring semesters. The College of Graduate Studies does not normally award graduate assistantships for the summer term.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships than 3.000 assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. Graduate assistants are responsible for knowing the specific policies and procedures that govern their particular assistantship and academic program. Doctoral students with quarter-time or half-time assistantships must carry at least 3 credits Master’s students with quarter-time assistantships or half-time assistantships must carry at least 6 credits. Doctoral and master’s students with three-quarter-time assistantships must carry at least 3 credits. Lifelong Education students and College of Law students are not eligible for graduate assistantships. Dually enrolled bachelor’s master’s degree students are not eligible for graduate assistantships until the minimum number of credits required for a first bachelor degree is completed.

Amount: $15000
Civil Engineering

A number of exceptional graduate students within the department are supported by assistantships every year. Research assistantships, one type of assistantship, provide an average stipend of at least $15,000 per year and can offer a full waiver of tuition and fees. Other types of assistantships are teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, and project assistantships. Because of the quality of the university program, the demand for assistantships is competitive. Most assistantship positions become available for the fall semester and continue through the year, but occasionally some are available starting in the spring semester.

Information for Graduate Assistants

Graduate students appointed to an assistantship are expected to be involved in assistantship activities for a total of 18 weeks per semester For example, for the academic year the stipend for a ½-time, grade 12 assistantship is $20,790, and for a ½-time grade 15 assistantship is $23,490. In addition to the stipend, regardless of the type of assistantship , all graduate assistants receive a grant-in-aid that covers the full cost of tuition for the semester in which the assistantship is awarded. The departments or programs awarding the assistantships provide the graduate assistant with the necessary training and mentorship to perform effectively and to render the assistantship a positive learning opportunity and an important component of the educational experience.


Graduate assistantships provide financial assistance to graduate students as they pursue a degree. There are two kinds of assistantships: Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Graduate Research Assistantships Graduate assistants must be registered for at least 9 semester hours of graduate credit courses in the Spring and Fall in which they hold an appointment. Please assistantships are provided by the department and are highly competitive. Applicants should submit the Assistantship Application to the their program.

Graduate Assistantships

Ball State University offers a number of graduate assistantships annually to qualified students in the master of landscape architecture program. These assistantships include special stipends and tuition waivers. Assistantships also provide applicant with valuable work experience while applicant complete their course work Assistantships are available for one or two semesters and can be either full or half. Applicant may indicate their interest in a graduate assistantship within their admission letter. Assistantships are usually distributed in the spring and fall. An application must be filled out to be considered for an assistantship.

Amount: $1000
Graduate Assistantships

Nonpayment of applicable fees will result in cancellation of course registrations, and loss of assistantship and tuition waiver. Students awarded a half-tuition waiver are expected to work a minimum of 75-90 hours for fall and or spring semester and 38-45 hours in the summer. Students awarded a full tuition waiver are expected to work a minimum of 150-180 hours for fall and or spring semester and 75-90 hours in the summer. Please The current time tracking requirement regarding graduate assistantships as part of a scholarship award is effective the academic year. Half-tuition waiver and $1,000 stipend in the fall and spring semester Half-tuition waiver and $500 stipend in the summer semester .


Recipients of assistantships are appointed as either research assistants, teaching assistants or teaching associates. Ph.D. assistantships occupy up to 20 hours per week. Ph.D. students are required to be enrolled full-time as a condition of their assistantship award. Ph.D. students commit to 15 hours of service per week for their assistantship award. Unsatisfactory degree progress or violations of academic integrity may result in termination of their assistantship stipend and retroactive revocation of any scholarship for the current semester. Spring-only stipend: biweekly payments between the months of January and mid-May. All assistantship recipients must have a valid the students.S. Social Security number.

Amount: $10800

The following policies and guidelines govern Graduate Assistantships at LSU. Students must maintain registration in a minimum of 9 semester hours in the fall or spring semester Appointments may be one-quarter , one-third , or one-half time and stipends vary accordingly. One-half time assistantship appointments receive a full tuition exemption and, if applicable, an out-of-state fee waiver. Graduate assistantships for 10 or 15 hours per week receive a waiver for out-of-state fees and are responsible for all tuition and in-state fees. To qualify for a nonresident fee and or tuition exemption, applicant must be employed on an assistantship on or before the following dates: March 1st for Spring, July 1st for Summer, and October 1st for Fall.