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Section 8: Graduate Assistantships

Most departments award graduate assistantships that include a salary, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Assistantships are awarded competitively and the contract period includes at least one full semester or session. To qualify for an assistantship, students must be admitted to a graduate program, meet minimum registration requirements, and continue to meet satisfactory degree progress requirements.

Students who want to apply for an assistantship should contact the department in which they are interested.

Additional information about graduate assistantships, and about financial aid in general, can be found on the Graduate College website at

Graduate assistantships are administered according to Boise State Policy #7170. Information about maximum time commitments, minimum credit requirements, etc. can be found in this policy.