Graduate Assistantship FAQs
Any admitted or enrolled graduate student meeting all academic requirements.
The compensation package can vary depending on the assistantship. Typically, a compensation package includes a tuition waiver, professional development funds, discounted health insurance, and a monthly stipend starting at $1,125.
The number of available assistantships varies each year.
Yes, depending on availability of positions and preference of supervisor.
No, special considerations can be made for a telephone or Skype interview, but attendance is encouraged.
No. The process is based on mutual selection – the office has to choose you, too. You will know what interviews you will receive before you commit to participating.
Future supervisors, senior student affairs staff, current GAs and students, faculty, etc.
Professional dress. Evening activities are business casual.
If applying during the GA Day process, a schedule will be sent via email approximately one week before the start of GA Interview Days. If applying during the Informal process, interested departments or offices will contact you directly.
First round of offers will go out within two weeks from the end of GA day. Offers will continue to be extended throughout the spring and summer until all slots have been filled.
On the first day, lunch and dinner will be provided. On the second day, a lunch will be provided and snacks.
No, candidates are responsible for their own lodging and can stay at a hotel or residence of their choosing.
Candidates are also responsible for their ground transportation. Graduate assistantship candidates who may be traveling by air should explore flights into the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (airport code: XNA) and/or Fort Smith Regional Air (airport code: FSM). Both airports are about 35 to 45 minutes from campus.
Contact RazorbackGA@uark.edu for more information.