SLU Graduate Education Assistantships
For those who already have a Graduate Assistantship, please look over and complete the required forms at the BOTTOM of this page.
If you have a Fellowship, please visit the Fellowships page here.
February 1 is the recommended deadline for most departmental assistantship applications.
The majority of graduate assistantships are awarded by the particular department or program to which a candidate is applying. If you checked the appropriate box on your application and have been accepted as a classified degree-seeking student you may contact your department to inquire if an additional application and/or interview are needed to obtain an assistantship. Check your department’s web site and/or contact your department for application procedures.
Additional assistantships are available across the Saint Louis University campus. Interested students to apply directly to the administrative office or center.
Saint Louis University offers three categories of graduate assistantships. The assistantships offered through include stipends dependent upon the degree level, the field of study, and the length of the appointment. These awards include tuition scholarships of nine credit hours per semester during the nine-month academic year. Recipients also receive health insurance and extended library privileges. Assistants spend no more than 20 hours per week performing assistantship duties.
A Graduate Teaching Assistant may work with students in small groups, lead group discussions, monitor examinations and grade papers, help prepare lectures, conduct laboratory sessions, or even be responsible for a course as the primary instructor. Under the close supervision of the faculty, the teaching assistant concurrently develops teaching skills and a deeper understanding of the discipline.
A Graduate Research Assistant may be appointed in a department with Graduate School funding or by the principal investigator of an externally funded research project. In either case, the student is assigned a range of duties such as library searches, field work, laboratory experiences, and preparation of research proposals and grants so as to gain professional skills in research which complement the student's graduate education.
If you have already been awarded a fellowship, go to our tax form page.
A Graduate Assistant performs other duties that are not primarily teaching or research. These may include clinical or administrative responsibilities which are inherently related to the student's educational and career objectives.
|Important Documents for Graduate Student Assistants
|Regulations Governing Graduate Awards|
|Completion of Tax & I9 Paperwork|
|United Health Plan Enrollment Form for Graduate Assistants|
|Tax Forms for Current Graduate Assistants|