Graduate Assistantships are a form of employment with the university. Graduate students
selected for a GA position will receive a scholarship that is applied directly to
their tuition bill, as well as a stipend, which is paid monthly to the student. GA’s
are not need-based; however, students must fill out an aid application.
HOW TO APPLY
- Students are required to apply for GA positions through Naropa's online employment
application (to be announced soon)
- A link to Naropa's online employment application is included in each GA position description
- Be sure to attach any required documents to your online application (i.e. resume)
- Students will be notified if they have been selected for a GA position.
- Students can apply for an assistantship if they haven't been accepted into Naropa;
however, students must be accepted before we can offer them a GA award
- Students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours (all credits must count towards
minimum number of credits needed to graduate) during any semester they may hold a
- Returning students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5
- All students must submit an aid application (FAFSA for US citizens and eligible non-citizens,
Financial Aid Application for International Students for international students)
- Receiving more than one institutional form of aid (including a GA) could affect your
eligibility for, or the amounts of, other forms of aid, including scholarship awards
- If you are awarded a GA and you have already requested the maximum in the Grad PLUS
Loan, we will need to reduce the Grad PLUS loan to make room for
- the GA award
COMPLETE THE NEW HIRE PROCESS
- Human Resources will email New Hire paperwork to the student.
- Students who are selected for an assistantship must complete Naropa's new hire process
before they can begin working in their position.
- We cannot apply your GA awards to your account until the new hire process is complete
- Students who are hired within two years of their last date of employment (i.e. work-study
or a GA position) do not need to complete new hire paperwork
GA SCHOLARSHIP & STIPEND
Students who are selected for a GA position will receive a GA scholarship that will
be applied directly to their tuition bill, as well as a stipend. GA award amounts
are based on the number of required hours of work each week.
For the 2020-21 academic year, the award amounts are as follows:
- 10 hrs/week: $3,600 stipend and $4,000 scholarship for the academic year
- 7.5 hrs/week: $2,700 stipend and $3,000 scholarship for the academic year
- 5 hrs/week: $1,800 stipend and $2,000 scholarship for the academic year