Prizes & contests
Over 100 graduate assistantships are awarded each academic year to deserving graduate students at Slippery Rock University. A graduate assistant position allows students to receive a $4,000 academic year stipend and a full tuition waiver for up to 9 graduate credits per semester. All graduate assistants are responsible for paying tuition fees.
To be eligible for a full-time assistantship (fall and spring semesters only), students must gain admission to graduate study, register and maintain the required amount of graduate credit hours specified in the students contract, earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 each semester, and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Graduate Assistantships may be awarded for up to two years maximum (4 academic semesters). This includes any and all prior graduate assistantship appointments during the student's graduate studies at Slippery Rock University. In addition, students are eligible to complete the maximum of one graduate degree under a graduate assistantship. Graduate assistantships are awarded in one-quarter, half, three-quarter, and full time positions. Please refer to the chart below under "Eligibility".
Summer assistantships differ from fall and spring assistantships by work hours and stipend. Graduate assistantships offered in the summer are limited and students must apply for these positions separately.
Interested students should first view that list of specific departmental needs and then contact the designated supervisor of the position with questions pertaining to available positions.