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Graduate Assistantships & Associateships

Please review the Graduate Assistantship and Graduate Associateship Position Guidelines (pdf-37KB), which describe the general responsibilities of graduate assistants and associates. 

Graduate assistantship and associate positions provide a form of financial assistance available to qualified graduate students. Students who are awarded graduate assistantships or associateships are required to work on campus, and in return receive a stipend and tuition grant. Stipends are set at $3500/per semester for 20 (twenty) hours/week of employment. The exact dollar amount of the tuition grant may vary by position.

Graduate assistantships and associateships are awarded to students who are fully and provisionally admitted to graduate degree programs. To retain a graduate assistantship or associateship, the student must maintain academic eligibility and may not be on academic probation. Non-degree students may not hold graduate assistantships/associateships. Students enrolled for student teaching are ineligible to serve as a graduate assistant/associate that semester. Students must enroll in a minimum of 9 (nine) hours of course credit for their Employment and Wage Agreement form to be processed.

Use the links below to see the list of graduate assistantship and associateship positions across campus.  Pay special attention to each position’s availability and restrictions. 

The Application Deadline for positions available in the fall:  March 15

The Application Deadline for positions available in the spring:  October 15.


College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business Administration

College of Education

College of Visual and Performing Arts

University College

Student Life


The graduate assistantship/associateship application and other important forms are listed and linked below. The completed application, resume, and recommendation letters should be submitted directly to the Graduate Director or Administrative Designee listed on the application.

Students who are awarded a GA position automatically qualify for a special 3-Payment Plan. The form below must be completed each semester that the student is eligible. Graduate assistants/associates 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fee payment deadlines will be dropped from courses, and the graduate assistantship/associateship offer could be withdrawn. The graduate assistant/associate is also responsible for obtaining a Winthrop University Identification Card. Graduate assistants/associates who do not fulfill the above the terms will be terminated as a graduate assistant/associate and will be required to reimburse the university in the amount of the tuition waiver.

     Application for Graduate Assistantship/Associateship (pdf - 21 KB)
     3-Payment Plan for Graduate Assistants and Associates (pdf - 116 KB)
     Supervisory Guidelines for Graduate Associate and Assistantships (pdf - 81 KB)
     Graduate Assistant/Associate Position Guidelines (pdf - 31 KB)
     Wage Agreement for Graduate Assistant (pdf - 55 KB)
     Wage Agreement for Graduate Associate (pdf - 55 KB)


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