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Graduate Assistants

The student applies for a graduate assistantship through the hiring department.

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Jessica Wiggins confirms the student’s eligibility (e.g., enrollment hours and GPA), sends the PAR to the Budget Office, and submits the student’s name to the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office (Donna Haley) applies the tuition reduction and notifies the Bursar’s Office of the tuition reduction.

Step 4:

The Budget Office processes the Hiring PAR and sends it to Payroll. This step may take approximately one week.

Step 5:

Jessica Wiggins notifies PAR initiator and that the student has been processed in Payroll.  The hiring department notifies GSA that the PAR has been processed.

Step 6:

GSA generates the Graduate Assistantship Notification and mails it to the student.

Step 7:

The student reports for work to the hiring supervisor in the hiring department.


*The Initial Hiring Packet for GAs & GRAs includes two forms:

**The Initial Hiring Packet for GTAs includes six forms: