Assistantships are paid research, teaching and administrative roles for graduate students. Graduate students enrolled full time may work up to 20 hours per week, total, during the academic year.
Graduate Assistants (GAs) receive financial support for their contributions to the teaching and research missions of the University. The GA's role is very different from other forms of employment, however, due to the kind of work they do, the quality of supervision they receive, and the outcomes they achieve.
Graduate students seeking Teaching Assistant (TA) roles must have a minimum of 18 credit hours to serve as a primary instructor (Instructor of Record or IOR). Visit the Academic Affairs web pages for more information.
Other University policies on GAs are located in Rules and Practices for Graduate Assistants in the Graduate School's policy section. IMPORTANT NOTE: The Graduate School allows graduate assistants, TAs or RAs to work up to 20 hours/week during the academic year, and 40-hours per week during the summer, if not enrolled. If enrolled in the summer, students way work up to 20-hours per week in the summer.
Most GAs are hired by the student's academic department. Stipends, responsibilities, selection criteria, application and notification procedures vary from department to department, so contact your Graduate Program Director for additional information on available assistantships.
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Full-time, permanent EPA (Exempt from the State Personnel Act ) and SPA (Subject to the State Human Resources Act) UNC Charlotte employees may be eligible for tuition waivers or reimbursements. More information can be found on the Human Resources website.
Already have a job? Many employers offer tuition benefits for individuals seeking to further their education. Be sure to check with your supervisor to see if your company offers employee educational assistance programs.
UNC Charlotte is a participant in the April 15 Resolution ("National Signing Day"). The Graduate School will remove no offer of funding before April 15th. Please accept your offers of funding before April 16th. After that date, UNC Charlotte will remove unaccepted offers and provide them to other students.