2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Student Assistant – Coordinator of Residence Education

  • Anyone wishing to receive a graduate assistantship must apply, receive at least provisional acceptance, and enroll in any of the Greenville University graduate programs or an approved off-campus graduate program before being eligible to be hired as graduate assistants (GAs).
  • GAs attending a GU graduate program receive a full tuition waiver, as well as a stipend, room, and board. Tuition and the stipend are subject to applicable taxes. On-campus room and board is required in order to fulfill the requirements of the job, and is, therefore, not subject to payroll taxes.
  • The tuition waiver for GAs attending a GU program covers the tuition charges in any of GU’s graduate programs and in two undergraduate courses through Greenville University in both the fall and spring terms. Enrollment in any undergraduate course can occur if the GA’s supervisor and graduate advisor approve and his or her total course load for a term does not exceed 12 credits. GAs enrolling in undergraduate independent studies, undergraduate practica or internships, Interterm, or summer term courses will be charged regular tuition.
  • GAs attending a non-GU graduate program will receive partial reimbursement (receipts required) for the cost of the graduate program. A stipend amount will also be provided and is subject to all applicable taxes. On-campus room and board is required and is therefore not subject to payroll taxes.
  • GAs are classified as graduate students, not employees of GU.
  • GAs are not eligible to work at any other job on-campus while performing their assistantship duties (usually 10 months, August through May). These dates are outlined in the letter they receive from the payroll department.
  • Students may maintain graduate assistantships only as long as they are graduate students in GU programs or an approved off-campus graduate program and are making satisfactory progress in those programs.
  • GAs can be dismissed from a graduate program and/or assistantship in which they are candidates if they do not meet the standards of the program as described in the respective graduate school handbook.
  • Graduate assistants have the right to appeal decisions affecting their work in the graduate program. Graduate assistants should consult the appeals procedure outlined in their respective graduate school handbooks.