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Assistantships and Scholarships

Graduate assistantships at IUP are selectively awarded to highly qualified graduate students.

New applicants and current students are encouraged to apply online by March 15.
Note: Assistantship applications submitted beyond this date may still be reviewed.

Graduate Assistantship Award Options – Full Time Students

Full-time graduate students are enrolled in at least 9 credits during the Fall semester and 9 credits during the Spring semester.

20-hour assistantships (awarded only to full-time graduate students):

  • Require approximately 20 hours of assigned duties per week during the Fall and Spring semesters (maximum of 600 hours over the period of the assistantship)
  • Pay a specific stipend amount
  • Include a full tuition waiver for 9–12 graduate degree-required credits during both Fall and Spring semesters
  • Provide a summer tuition waiver of up to 9 credits during the summer following the assistantship

10-hour assistantships (awarded only to full-time graduate students):

  • Require approximately 10 hours of assigned duties per week during the Fall and Spring semesters (maximum of 300 hours over the period of the assistantship)
  • Pay a specific stipend amount
  • Include a 50% tuition waiver for graduate degree-required credits during both Fall and Spring semesters
  • Provide a summer tuition waiver of up to 4.5 graduate degree-required credits during the summer following the assistantship

Some programs also award one-semester (Fall or Spring) Graduate Assistantships to full time students that require either 10 or 20 hours of assigned duties per week for that semester.

Graduate Assistantship Award Options – Part-Time Students

To be eligible for an assistantship as a part-time student, students must enroll for 6 credits in the Fall term and 6 credits in the Spring term.

  • Requires approximately 10 hours of assigned duties per week during the Fall and Spring semesters (maximum of 300 hours over the period of the assistantship)
  • Pays a specific stipend amount
  • Includes a three-credit tuition waiver during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Provides a summer tuition waiver of up to three graduate credits of degree-required coursework during the summer following the assistantship

Stipends for assistantships may change from year to year. Contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research (724-357-4511 or graduate-admissions@iup.edu) for current stipend levels.

International Students: Assistantships cannot be used to indicate financial support on IUP’s Foreign Student Financial Statement Form.

Students awarded a graduate assistantship will receive an agreement via mail for review and signature.

View next steps if you signed and returned your agreement.

Scholarships

IUP Scholarships for Graduate Students

During the 2013–2014 academic year, IUP awarded 57 doctoral fellowships and 19 scholarships to graduate students who were recommended by their program coordinators.

The Julius P. Filcik Doctoral Fellowship was also awarded. Eligible candidates are first-year doctoral students who demonstrate strong academic preparation, potential for excellence in teaching and research, and the ability to contribute to the community of doctoral scholars at IUP. Students are nominated for this one-year fellowship by their graduate program coordinators and are eligible if they have been awarded either a graduate assistantship or a teaching associate.

View information about external scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

Please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research at graduate-admissions@iup.edu or your program coordinator to inquire further about scholarships.

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.