Graduate Student Assistantships
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. Almost all of the assistantships are managed directly by the various departments and programs. Please contact the department directly for information.
Graduate assistantships, graduate research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships are available to full-time, degree-seeking students. Assistantships are primarily available in academic departments and administrative offices on campus. To obtain information about available positions, please contact your department or visit the 'Available Assistantships' link from the menu on the left. You may download the Graduate Assistantship Application.The Graduate Assistantship Application should be submitted to the department offering the position in which you are applying.
Teaching assistantships (application coming soon) require a separate application process. These financial awards may have an effect on your financial aid eligibility. The University System of Georgia requires all graduate students receiving a tuition reduction as part of their graduate assistantship award to have health insurance, which meets certain minimum requirements. To learn more about this requirement, go to http://www.westga.edu/~gradsch/forms/printable/SHIP.pdf.
Spring 2014 PAR Deadline for Returning GRA/GA/TAs:
Friday, December 6, 2013
Please be sure that all PARs are submitted to Jessica Wiggins in the Financial Aid Office by this date. Any PARs received after this date are not guaranteed to be processed by Fee Payment Deadline. If the PARs are not processed, students must pay for their tuition out-of-pocket and wait to be reimbursed with the assistantship.