Graduate Assistantships

  1. Contract Period
    1. A contract may be issued for one (1) or two (2) semesters or for twelve months.
    2. For a given Doctoral or M.F.A. program, students may be awarded an assistantship for no more than twelve (12) semesters or, for those on twelve-month contracts, no more than four (4) years.
    3. Variations from the nine-month and twelve-month contracts must be approved by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  2. Fiscal Year Appointment: The work period is from July 1 through June 30.
  3. Academic Year Appointment: The Fall semester work period will begin one day after the University Convocation and end the day before Fall graduation. The Spring semester work period will begin on the Monday preceding the day classes begin and end the day before Spring graduation.
  4. Semester Appointment: The work schedule follows the appropriate semester in Section 3 above.