What is an assistantship?
An assistantship is a graduate work position that can pay a portion of your graduate tuition or all of it depending on what the university offers and how many hours a week you work.
What kind of work does a graduate student do for an assistantship?
It depends on the position. Usually these positions involve either assisting with teaching, grading paper, lecturing and such or helping with research or administrative tasks.
How do I get a graduate assistantship?
It depends on the university you chose to attend. At some universities students are offered their assistantship at the same time they are awarded admission to the school, at other universities students have to apply for assistantships and be chosen for the position through a selection process.
How do I know if my school offers assistantships?
Call the school’s Financial Aid or Graduate admissions office and ask.