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What is a Graduate Assistantship?

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available for qualified students who are accepted and enrolled for a minimum of six credits in a graduate degree program at Saint Elizabeth University. Students must apply for a graduate assistantship by the annual deadline specified for the fall and spring semesters, in order to be considered for an award.

The Graduate Assistantship positions at SEU are intended to provide support to students who need financial assistance as determined through the filing of a FAFSA, and who are working no more than 20 hours per week in any other type of employment. In addition, these positions will provide opportunities for students to enhance their professional development.

Students who meet all the requirements for an assistantship may be selected for interview on a competitive basis by academic and administrative departments that have been allocated assistantship positions. Students are assessed according to their ability to demonstrate that an appointment will benefit the department but also enhance the awardee's professional development.

Requirements and Application

To apply:

  • The student must be a matriculated graduate student (registered in each semester for a minimum of 6 credits).
  • If the student has completed at least one semester, they must have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • The student must have filed a FAFSA (Free Application Financial Student Assistance) for the academic year of the application, to provide evidence of financial need.
  • The student may not be working more than 20 hours per week for any other employer.
  • The student must submit a completed application, including a resume and two letters of recommendation by the appropriate deadline to the Experiential Learning Center.