The University of West Georgia provides a number of graduate assistantships and Teaching Assistantships for our students. These assistantships offer valuable professional development opportunities in various programs and departments within the university for our degree-seeking students through supervised work experiences. Assistantships support the research, teaching, and service responsibilities of the University and help students pay for their graduate training. Therefore, graduate assistants must maintain satisfactory academic progress and performance and successfully complete the assigned research, teaching, or other responsibilities.
Graduate Assistants are required to have health insurance. If they do not have insurance, they will be required to purchase and enroll in the United Healthcare Mandatory Graduate Insurance Policy. This policy is automatically added to all assistants' accounts when they are hired. If a student is covered by a policy held by a spouse or parent, they may apply for a waiver for the United Healthcare policy. For more information, students should visit the Graduate Assistantship website (www.westga.edu/graposting) or contact the Graduate Financial Aid Counselor in the office of Financial Aid at 678 839 6421.
Almost all of the assistantships are managed directly by the various departments and programs. Please contact the department directly for information.