Graduate Assistantships

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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.

Requirements

  • 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 GA position
  • 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)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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
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  • 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

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