Definitions for "Graduate Assistant"
Graduate assistantship may include research, scholarly activity, professional service or assistance with some campus program. The dollar amount of assistantships varies among colleges. Please visit with the department chair or faculty member for the exact amount. A graduate assistant may be recommended for a partial tuition waiver each semester. A 15-19 hour per week work load is expected. A student must take at least nine credits to be eligible for an assistantship. The assistantship is counted as financial aid.
a full-time matriculated graduate student employed in a work-scholarship program that carries a stipend and a waiver of tuition and fees
a graduate student paid a salary to render service to the University, primarily in research, either directly, or under a grant or contract with other agencies, normally at the maximum rate of fifteen clock hours per week