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Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Grants

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Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Grants are designed to serve the needs of the Levin College and to provide academic and professional development opportunities to students. Assistantships and Tuition Grants are competitive, and are awarded to qualified students who have been admitted to Urban Affairs graduate degree programs. Candidates must have an undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify for and retain a graduate assistantship.

Graduate Assistants work 20 hours per week in their assignment and are required to be enrolled for at least 8 credit hours per semester. Additional employment is generally not permitted. Assistantships provide a tuition waiver for 8-12 credit hours (at the Ohio-resident tuition rate) and a stipend of $3,600 per semester for masterís degree-seeking students and $5,900 per semester for Ph.D. students.

Tuition Grant recipients work for up to 10 hours per week, and receive an award equivalent to the amount of graduate tuition (at the Ohio-resident rate) for 1-12 credit hours.

While Graduate Assistant and Tuition Grant applications will be accepted throughout the year, the priority application deadline is March 1st for the upcoming academic year (starting in August of the same year).

The application can be completed online at: http://urban.csuohio.edu/students/ga_application.html

Required Supplemental Materials
Please submit a resume and an academic writing sample (approximately 5-10 pages) in PDF format as email attachments to: Dave Arrighi, urbanprograms@csuohio.edu. Use the following subject line for your email: Graduate Assistantship Application: First name Last name (e.g. Graduate Assistantship Application: John Smith) and include your last name in the document filenames (e.g. "Smith Resume.pdf" and "Smith Writing Sample.pdf"). On your resume, list most recent employment first and include the following information: Extracurricular/Volunteer Experience. List any significant extracurricular or volunteer experience, the roles or office held. Honors and Awards. List any honors or awards you have received, including scholarships based on merit. Include any employer awards.

Questions concerning the Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Grant application process should be directed to Dave Arrighi, urbanprograms@csuohio.edu

Applicants should have all academic program application materials submitted by the end of January. For information regarding application and admission to graduate programs, please contact Lindsey Hobson at 216-687-4506 or urbanprograms@csuohio.edu

Information for Current GAís and TAís

Click here to download an Fall 2012 GA/TA Orientation Guide.