College Student Affairs Leadership
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do the Graduate Assistants receive their stipend?
A: All graduate assistants are paid via bi-weekly paycheck beginning two weeks after their start-dates and ending a week after their end-dates.
Q: What is the difference in a CSAL designated extended contract and an academic year contract?
A: A CSAL designated extended contract begins in August and runs through May. An academic year contract starts when the Fall semester begins and ends when the Winter semester ends.
Q: Is there a difference in the amount of a housing graduate assistantship stipend and a non housing graduate assistantship?
A: Yes, the housing graduate assistants receive $6,000, an apartment, and a meal plan. Non housing graduate assistants receive $9,000.
Q: If I accept a graduate assistantship in housing, am I required to live in on campus housing?
Q: Must I apply and be admitted to the GVSU Graduate College of Education before applying for a CSAL contract assistantship?
A: Candidates can apply for an assistantship before gaining admission to the College of Education. Admission to the College of Education is necessary to be formally offered a CSAL assistantship.
Q: Where can I find information about assistantships outside of the CSAL prgram?
A: The Office of Graduate Studies lists open academic-year assistantship positions as they become available. These openings are found here. The Student Employment website also lists available assistantships. The website can be found by visiting www.myinterfase.com/gvsu/student/.
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