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Graduate Assistantships

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Graduate assistantships provide a form of financial assistance available to qualified graduate students. Students who are awarded graduate assistantships are required to work on campus, and in return receive a stipend and tuition waiver. The exact dollar amount of the stipend and tuition waiver may vary, and will depend on a number of factors.

Graduate assistantships are awarded to students who are admitted, without provisions, to graduate degree programs. To retain a graduate assistantship, the student must maintain academic eligibility and may not be on academic probation. Non-degree students may not hold graduate assistantships. A recipient must be registered for courses prior to signing the Graduate Assistant Employment and Wage Agreement form.

Graduate assistants should not begin working until the Graduate Assistant Employment and Wage Agreement Form has been approved by the Office of Human Resources. Students enrolled for student teaching are ineligible to serve as a graduate assistant that semester. 

Winthrop offers several types of assistantships and graduate assistantship opportunities. The graduate assistantship application form may be obtained from the Graduate School, 209 Tillman Hall or online here. The completed application, resume and recommendation letters should be submitted directly to the Graduate Director in the student's college.

Graduate assistants who fail to report to the Cashier's Office to pay outstanding balances by the published fee payment deadlines will be dropped from courses, and the graduate assistantship offer could be withdrawn. The graduate assistant is also responsible for obtaining a Winthrop University Identification Card. Graduate assistants who do not fulfill the above the terms will be terminated as a graduate assistant. Graduate assistants who do not fulfill the above conditions are required to reimburse the university in the amount of the tuition waiver.


Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (Fax)

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