All eligible full-time graduate business students can apply to be considered for graduate assistant positions. Graduate assistantships fall into two primary categories: academic and administrative. Academic graduate assistants work closely with faculty on research projects and initiatives. Administrative graduate assistants work closely with a variety of business units within the business school to provide administrative support.
Graduate assistantships can range from 75 hours/term (5 hours per week per term) to 300 hours per term (20 hours per week per term). The table below shows the range in tuition remission benefit based on the hours worked per week per term.
|Hours per week||Hours per term||Tuition Remission Amount|
|5 hours||75 hours||$1755|
|7.5 hours||112.5 hours||$2632|
|10 hours||150 hours||$3510|
|12.5 hours||187.5 hours||$4388|
|15 hours||225 hours||$5265|
|17.5 hours||262.5 hours||$6143|
|20 hours||300 hours||$7020|
Graduate assistant positions are highly selective.
Application opens for students, nearly 2 months prior to the beginning of each term.
Application submission closes for students about a month into the term. Staff and faculty review the applications as they are received. Staff and faculty have until the end of the second month of the term to reach out to applicants in order to offer graduate assistant positions. Once a supervisor and student agree to work together an approval form is provided by the supervisor. Graduate assistants are paid by tuition remission within 7-10 business days of having the approval form submitted.
For the 2021- 2022 academic year, the Graduate Assistant timeline is as follows:
|Term||Application Opens||Application Closes||Last day to Hire|
|Fall 2021||July 17,2021||Oct. 1, 2021||Nov. 1, 2021|
|Spring 2022||Nov. 28, 2021||Jan. 31, 2022||Feb. 28, 2022|
|Summer 2022||April 21, 2022||June 20, 2022||Jul 20, 2022|
PLEASE NOTE: Graduate assistant positions are paid through tuition remission and these funds are considered self-help scholarships. A social security number is NOT required to hold a graduate assistant position.