1. Tuition waiver credit hours received for all GVSU funded graduate assistantships will be as follows:
2. Unused tuition waiver credits may not be rolled over into subsequent semesters without approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
3. Full-time, 9-month graduate assistantships may be split into two half-time positions with the prior notification of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Half-time, 9-month graduate assistantship positions will receive 4.5 credit hours of tuition waiver for both the Fall and Winter semesters (9 credit hours total).
4. Full-time, 10-month and 12-month graduate assistantships may only be split into two half-time positions with the prior approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
5. All graduate assistantships must have a current position description that is consistent with the Guidelines for Writing Graduate Assistant Job Descriptions. In order to be in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service definition of the tuition reduction exemption for Graduate Assistants (GA) all job responsibilities for GAs must include a significant instructional or research component. If the GA responsibilities are non-instructional or non-research then the tuition remission and stipend received by the student is subject to Federal, State, and Local withholding tax under I.R.C. § 117(d). Please clearly identify the significant instructional or research component when submitting the GA Job Descriptions..
6. All graduate assistants MUST attend New Graduate Assistant Orientation during the first semester of their appointment.
September 15, 2014
Following a successful proposal to add graduate representation, students begin serving on university standing committees.
August 25, 2014
Anthony Weinke, incoming Biology graduate student, is the first author on a paper published by J. Plankton Research
August 21, 2014
The Office of Graduate Studies, Admissions Office, and Pew Student Services hosted New Graduate Student Orientation for 375 students on August 20, 2014.
August 13, 2014
Apply now for grants to support student presentations at academic conferences by offsetting the cost of travel and attendance.
August 04, 2014
The Office of Graduate Studies has released its 2013-14 Annual Report.