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Graduate Assistantships

Boise State Graduate Assistantships provide support to graduate students who are committed to continuing their education at the graduate level.  Departments may award teaching, research, or service assistantships which provide a salary, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Assistantships are awarded competitively and the contract period includes at least one full semester or session. Students are required to be admitted to a graduate program, meet minimum registration requirements, and continue to meet satisfactory degree progress.

Graduate Assistantships are offered by the departments.  Students may contact departments with questions about available positions. Students wishing to apply for graduate assistantships must correspond directly with the department offering the assistantship.

Graduate Assistantships Policy
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Graduate Assistantships Include:

  • Work obligation – work for the university is assigned by the supervisor and the student receives compensation in the form of a salary (see the GA Policy for maximum time commitments)
  • Tuition and Fees – the assistantship includes payment of resident tuition and fees (see the GA Policy for minimum credits required)
  • Health Insurance – the student is covered by the GA Group Plan

See Policy 7170 for a complete description of the Graduate Assistantships policy.


Please view additional information for departments regarding Graduate Assistantships.