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.

CSAL Graduate Assistantship Requirements:

Each Graduate Assistantship requires a baccalaureate degree and admission to the College of Education M.Ed. program. Students pursue the M.Ed. in Higher Education degree with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL). Grad assistants work 20 hours per week from around 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 April 1.

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.

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

2018-19 Graduate Assistantships

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year now available. A link to apply will be sent upon admission. 


Admissions Office

Admissions Recruitment Graduate Assistant

Career Center (Allendale) - Supervision/Training

Graduate Assistant

Center for Women and Gender Equity

Graduate Assistant

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Academic Advising Center

Graduate Assistant Academic Advisor (2 Positions Available)

College of Education - Student Information and Services Center

Undergraduate Teacher Education Specialist

Dean of Students Office

Graduate Assistant

Housing and Residence Life

Assistant Living Center Director

Laker Academic Success Center

Laker Academic Success Center Graduate Assistant

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid Graduate Assistant - Front Desk*

* First year of position is extended-year.  Second year is academic-year.

Office of Student Life

Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement

Graduate Assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Graduate Assistant for Programming (Spotlight Productions and Kirkhof Center Programming)

Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Academic Success Coach


Brooks College of Integrative Learning and Advising

Graduate Assistant for Brooks College of Integrative Learning and Advising

College of Community and Public Services (CCPS) Undergraduate Advising Center

Academic Advisor

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Graduate Assistant - Scholarships

Padnos International Center

Graduate Assistant

Seidman Undergraduate Programs (2 Positions Available)*

Graduate Assistant

*Each GA position is an academic-year contract.  However, GA's are employed and paid an hourly rate during the spring/summer semester.

Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Tutoring Center Graduate Assistant


(These are not graduate assistantships, but are opportunities for CSAL students without assistantships.)

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

Page last modified January 30, 2018