Graduate Assistantships with Student Affairs FAQs

Graduate assistants with the Division of Student Affairs

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 of approximately $1,000. 

The number of available assistantships varies each year. 

A list of anticipated vacancies for the coming year will be made available in December 2017.

Yes, depending on availability of positions and preference of supervisor. 

No, special considerations can be made for a telephone or Skype interview.

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. 

A schedule will be sent approximately two weeks before the start of Interview Days. 

First round of offers will go out within two weeks from the end of GA interview days. Offers will continue to be extended throughout the spring and summer until all slots have been filled. 

Yes, a light breakfast will be provided as well as lunch.

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. 

Average temperatures in the Northwest Arkansas area for the months of December and February are highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 20s. Please plan accordingly. 

Have questions?

Contact RazorbackGA@uark.edu for more information.