Russell Sage College is committed to an equitable, supportive and professional environment for graduate education. Graduate assistantships provide tuition waivers and stipends to graduate students who work in an academic or administrative office, assist faculty in research, or — in limited instances — teach undergraduate classes.

SemesterRequirementTuition WaiverStipend
Fall, Spring300 work hours or
teach two 3-credit course equivalencies
6 credits$2000
Summer150 work hours3 credits$1000

Course waivers are paid out when you complete the required hours for a semester. Graduate stipends are paid monthly. Complete and return the Application for Graduate Assistantship, along with a copy of your resume.

  • You are encouraged but not required to file a FAFSA application before the start of the Graduate Assistantship position.
  • If you are in default or if you have borrowed in excess of aggregate student loan limits, you are not eligible for a graduate assistantship.

An assistantship award means you are eligible to apply for an assistantship position. Match your skills and experience against the job descriptions of open positions and contact the supervising faculty or staff member directly. The Coordinator of Graduate Assistantships does not match you with or place you in open positions, and election is made by each individual supervisor.

When a selection has been made, the graduate assistant will need to sign a contract of employment.. The graduate assistant will not be eligible to start his/her position(s) until the contract is signed and returned to the GA Coordinator.

Student assistants may be asked to perform only duties that are contained in the job description for the position they occupy; they may not be asked or required to perform inappropriate services (e.g., child care, pet care, or other personal services) as part of their responsibilities. Student assistants are expected to be accountable and professional in carrying out the duties of the position; less than satisfactory performance may result in the termination of an assistantship award.

Teaching Positions

Teaching assistantships may be available to a limited number of students in post-masters programs who have already earned masters degrees and who are otherwise qualified to deliver undergraduate instruction. Such awards are contingent on departmental need for such instruction. Teaching assistants are assigned to a departmental faculty mentor who provides supervision and feedback during the teaching assignment. Teaching assistants, as with other instructional faculty, receive course evaluations from students and a final written evaluation from the faculty mentor.

Renewing a Position

Graduate assistantships are renewable each year for up to four years of study, provided you remain in academic good standing in your program of study and perform satisfactorily in your assistantship position.

To renew an assistantship, complete another Application for Graduate Assistantship form.

Available Positions

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