Graduate Assistantships

Full-time graduate assistants work 20 hours per week during the semester and receive $6,180 for the academic year plus full tuition remission (up to 15 graduate credits) and a discounted parking permit. Part-time graduate assistants work 10 hours per week and receive a scholarship covering 8 credits per semester and a $3,090 academic year stipend. Graduate assistantships can be up to four semesters long, not counting summer sessions. Full-time graduate assistants may not have any additional employment outside of the CBA. Part-time graduate assistants may have some part-time employment with approval of the Director and the Graduate School. Summer assistantships are generally not available.

To be eligible, students must enroll in 9 credits in fall and spring semester. Joint degree students may also hold assistantship awards, but must take 6 credits of graduate business classes each semester to be eligible.

Graduate assistantship awards are very competitive, with 12 to 15 applicants for every opening. Students with GMAT scores above 570 are eligible for an assistantship award and students with the highest GMATs may be given preference for CBA assistantships. Students with GMAT scores ranging from 500 to 560 may be considered for an award if they have work experience or special skills required for the position.  Students with GMAT scores below 500 are ineligible for assistantship awards in the CBA.

Students admitted with LSAT or GRE scores are expected to score above 50% on all sections to be eligible for an award. Students admitted to accelerated programs are not required to provide a standardized test score, but would be eligible for consideration of an award based on other admissions criteria.

Those admitted based on an earned master’s degree are also eligible for consideration for a GA award.

To apply: Submit an Application for a College of Business Graduate Assistant Award via the online application. Two reference letters are required. The reference letters that you use for your application for graduate admission are acceptable for your application for financial aid. An UPDATED RESUME also is required.

Eligibility: Assistantships are limited to students admitted to degree granting programs with full admission status. Provisionally admitted students, non-degree students, certificate students and students on probation are not eligible for awards.

International students must hold an F-1 visa.

For additional information, please review the GA Fact Sheet.

Application Deadlines:

  • March 1 for fall semester
  • November 1 for spring semester

April/May fall semester awards are given.
November/December spring semester awards are given.