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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.

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New Graduate Assistant Orientation

Friday, August 17, 2018, 9 -10 a.m., Student Union Building, Jordan C Ballroom
Representatives from the Graduate College, Human Resources, and PacificSource Health Systems (provider of the GA health insurance) will present an overview of your employment as a GA and general information that will be helpful as you start your position. Attend GA Orientation if you were awarded a GA position starting the Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 term. If you are not sure if you need to attend, please contact your advisor or graduate coordinator. RSVP

GA Health Insurance Information Session

Thursday, August 23, noon – 1 p.m., Student Union Building, Farnsworth Room
Information Session provided by PacificSource Health Systems, open to any Graduate Assistant about the GA health insurance plan.

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.
Friday, August 17, 2018
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Student Union Building
Jordan C Ballroom
Representatives from the Graduate College, Human Resources, and PacificSource Health Systems (provider of the GA health insurance) will present an overview of your employment as a GA and general information that will be helpful as you start your position.

Who should attend

Attend GA Orientation if you were awarded a Graduate Assistantship position starting the Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 term. If you are not sure if you need to attend, please contact your advisor or graduate coordinator.

Departments

Please view additional information for departments regarding Graduate Assistantships.