The colleges, graduate programs, administrative offices, and research centers appoint graduate students as teaching (TA), research (RA), or graduate assistants (GA). The OSFA does not award assistantships nor do they accept applications for such positions. Often students can apply for assistantships when they apply for admission to a graduate or professional program. Students who receive an assistantship appointment have their tuition (not most tuition differentials) and some fees waived. Students also receive a stipend from the college/department that varies in amount according to the time worked. Recipients of assistantships must maintain a minimum registration throughout the term of 8 hours for fall and spring appointments and 3 hours for summer. For more detailed information about assistantships, please see the Graduate College website.
If you will have an assistantship, you will need to report it the OSFA once you receive your financial aid award notification via your electronic award letter.
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