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The dean of each college will work with program coordinators to determine the total funding allocation of each department and/or academic program eligible for graduate assistantship funds. The program coordinator will monitor allocation spending, awards
processed, and student eligibility based on award criteria. See the general parameters for awarding graduate assistantships.
All graduate assistant awards must include both a stipend and a tuition dollar award. Two dollar amount awards will be made per graduate assistant, one for the stipend award and one for the tuition dollar award.
Graduate assistantships are to be awarded to students enrolled in degree-seeking programs.
Note: If you want, you can base your tuition dollars on current tuition rates. These rates can be found on the Graduate Tuition and Fees page. The
next academic year tuition rates do not come out until after July 1. If you want to factor in an increase, add 3 percent or less to the current tuition fees.
Part time-enrolled (enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester) graduate students are eligible for either an eight- or 10-hour GA for fall and/or spring award.
Graduate Assistantship Award form and save it to your desktop or other secure location, complete the form, and save it. Then
upload the Graduate Assistant Award form by
logging into iforms.
Learn more about iforms. Please note that a VPN connection is required if accessing this web page from off campus.
For a student to receive a graduate assistantship (GA), graduate coordinators must submit the required forms by the following deadlines. Forms received after these deadlines will not be processed.
Fall-only and fall/spring GA assignments: July 1
Spring-only GA assignments: November 1
A replacement award (in the event a student declines an award) can be made by uploading a new award to iforms within five business days from initial notification from student until the end of the drop/add period.
No replacements will be processed after the drop/add deadline.
are to be submitted to iforms by the student’s home program coordinator. This includes unit and/or grant-funded GA
The graduate assistantship award iform should be descriptive and complete as the position details are sent to the student along with their award agreement and offer.
Upon completion and submission of the GA award form and a review by the School of Graduate Studies and Research, an offer and agreement will be issued to students via their IUP email address. The email comes from
email@example.com, and the graduate coordinator and supervisor are copied on the message.
Once the student returns their signed agreement by the deadline stated on their agreement, the Office of Human Resources will contact the student to request background clearances. Students are not permitted to
begin working until the final email (email number three) has arrived from SGSR indicating
that background clearances are complete and the award has been fully processed. Program coordinators and GA supervisors
are copied on email number three. Attached to that email message will be the GA agreement signed by the dean of the SGSR or designee.