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Graduate Assistantship

International graduate students are eligible to accept Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions to the same extent as graduate domestic students.  If a department wishes to hire an international graduate student, the following should be kept in mind:

  • International GA’s will have to pay out-of-state tuition rates.  This should be taken into account when creating the position; either the department will need to include the out-of-state rates into the GA package, or the student will need to be able to show proof that s/he has enough personal funding to pay the difference.
  • International GA’s may not work more than 20 hours per week while school is in session.  Working more than 20 hours per week is a violation of the terms of a student visa, subjecting the student to termination of that visa.   The hours may not be averaged out between weeks (i.e., 30 hours one week and 10 hours the next) but must be strictly adhered to each week.