GA Application Steps

These graduate assistantships are held by students in the graduate College of Education, College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL) emphasis. 

There are dual application processes that are required when applying for CSAL graduate assistantships:
1. Apply for admission to the College of Education
2. Once admitted, apply for CSAL Graduate Assistantships

*Candidates do not need to apply for each individual assistantship. The general GA application will be available for all positions.  Please note that the GA application must be submitted by Friday, January 18, 2019. 

CSAL Graduate Assistantship Requirements:

Each Graduate Assistantship requires a baccalaureate degree and admission to the College of Education M.Ed. program. Students must pursue the M.Ed. in Higher Education degree with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL). Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week from the beginning of August through May.

Award Process
While the Dean of Students Office coordinates the application process, all decisions to offer Graduate Assistantships are made by the staff in each office that sponsors an assistantship. Typically, these decisions are made by March 15.

Remuneration
The stipend for Graduate Assistantships is $9,000 for a 10 month appointment in non-housing departments. For Graduate Assistants in Housing, the stipend is $7,120 for a 10 month appointment plus housing accommodation and meal plan. A tuition waiver covers up to 24 credit hours per year.  Please note that details pertaining to stipends and tuition waivers are subject to change.

To apply for a Graduate Assistantship submit the following through the online graduate assistantship application site (this will be mailed to you upon admission):

1. Resume;

2. Names and contact information of three references; and

3. Statement of Intent. Please submit a two to three page statement which addresses the reasons you are interested in the student affairs profession and graduate study in the CSAL program. This statement should also address the skills and experience you will bring to not only a graduate assistantship but also to the academic program.

If you have any questions about the graduate assistantship application process or about the positions posted below, contact:

Aaron Haight
Assistant Dean of Students
haighta@gvsu.edu


2019-20 Graduate Assistantships

Positions for the 2019-20 academic year will be posted in October of 2018.  A link to to the CSAL Graduate Assistantship application will be sent upon admission to the College of Education.  Please note that the CSAL Graduate Assistantship Application must be completed and submitted by Friday, January 18, 2019.


Please visit the Graduate Schools website for other graduate assistantship openings.



Page last modified August 31, 2018