Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships

2024-25 Opportunities

Graduate Assistantships, General Terms of Employment:

  • Per the current UNI's approved academic calendar, the Fall 2024 Graduate Assistantship contract starts 8/26/2024 and ends 12/20/2024. 
  • The Spring 2025 appointment starts 1/21/2025 and ends 5/16/2025.


  • The 20-hours-per-week GA stipend is a flat amount (equal for all programs) of $6,000. The half-time GA rate will be $3,000 for 10 hours per week.
  • Graduate Assistants and their spouses may qualify for in-state tuition.
  • Graduate Assistants may receive University holidays and do not work during the interims between semesters.
  • For more information regarding Graduate Assistantship procedures review

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Offering writing support
  • Providing tech support during Zoom lectures and remote events
  • Assisting undergraduate students
  • Assisting with research

General Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in a UNI's residential graduate program  
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00
  • Have an official transcript on file in the Office of Admissions
  • Be regularly admitted without provisions to degree status in a graduate degree program
  • Must meet UNI's HRS employment eligibility

Application Process and Deadline:

To apply, submit the Assistantship application form. Attach: resume, 3 letters or recommendation (optional), 3 references (optional), and a cover letter (optional). Direct your application to Dr. Kenneth Atkinson (

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Tuition Scholarships


  • The full tuition scholarship amount will be the value of the official tuition amount approved by the Iowa Board of Regents, currently these amounts are $5,015.00. A half tuition scholarship is $2,507.50 and a quarter scholarship equals $1,253.75.