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Salisbury University Graduate Assistant Policy Handbook

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Graduate assistantships enhance student educational objectives by providing practicum-based experiences, including the development and application of teaching, conducting research and other skills, while advancing the mission of the University. Graduate assistantships also provide financial support in the form of stipends and tuition assistance to aid full-time or half-time degree-seeking students enrolled in post-baccalaureate degree programs.

Types of Assistantships:

  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Teaching Assistantships
  • Research Assistantships

Assistants are eligible to receive a stipend and tuition waiver of up to 18 credits per fiscal year. To be eligible for the tuition waiver, students must enroll for a minimum of six credits in both the fall and spring terms. Tuition is waived only for graduate courses applicable toward masters degree requirements. The tuition waiver does not include waiver of fees. A full-time assistantship requires a time commitment of 20 hours per week, and a half-time assistantship requires 10 hours per week. Hiring managers should discuss job duties, appointment length and anticipated time commitments with candidates prior to offering a position.


  • Must be fully admitted into a graduate degree program
  • Must remain in good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Maintain enrollment requirements

Graduate Students seeking other campus employment should contact Career Services for additional opportunities.

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