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Graduate Assistantships -- Student Information and Resources

A Graduate Assistantship (GA) is a work opportunity that programs and units at Grand Valley State University offer to graduate students. The benefits of a graduate assistantship include:

  • 10- or 20-hour per week work on campus or in the field.
  • Potentially a 2-year commitment, depending on the position and program.
  • Opportunities to conduct research, assist with instruction, or provide service to university constituents.
  • Tuition assistance in the form of a tuition waiver.
  • A bi-weekly stipend over a semester or academic year.
  • Paid student parking during the term of their assistantship.
  • Experience within their field of study.
  • An opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in a professional setting.


More Information and Qualification Requirements


What is a Graduate Assistantship?

Graduate Assistantship Rules


Where to Find a Graduate Assistantship


The best way to find a Graduate Assistantship is through your department. Ask your advisor and/or the head of the department.

GA positions are often listed on the Student Employment Electronic Job Board.

You can also check our Graduate Assistantship Job Openings