Financial Aid: Assistantships

Apply for an Assistantship

Note: All students interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship listed should read the Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process prior to submitting an application.

    Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process

    Assistantships will be in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, commencing with the first day of the fall semester and terminating the last day of the spring semester.

    The application process will open in February 2022.

    Students awarded full-time or part-time graduate assistantships will register for and complete a minimum of 6 graduate credits each semester. For full-time graduate assistantships, the University will provide tuition remission for 4.5 credits for the fall semester and 4.5 credits of tuition remission for the spring semester. For part-time graduate assistantships, the University will provide tuition remission for 2.25 credits for the fall semester and 2.25 credits of tuition remission for the spring semester. Students with full-time graduate assistantships will work, on average, 20 hours per week, for a maximum of 640 hours per academic year, while students with part-time graduate assistantships will work, on average, 10 hours per week for a maximum of 320 hours per academic year.

    Compensation is paid to students on two-week intervals. Graduate assistants may only perform work while the Fall 2022 semester and the Spring 2023 semester are in session.

    If you receive and accept a graduate assistantship, you relinquish any claim to graduate scholarship program awards for that academic year.

    Graduate assistants are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 each semester.  Current graduate students must maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25 to renew or receive consideration for a new graduate assistantship position.

    If you must resign from an assistantship prior to the end of your appointment (except in the event of illness or disability resulting in the inability to fulfill the requirements of the assistantship), the following conditions will apply:

    If your resignation or termination becomes effective at the end of the fall semester, you will forfeit tuition remission for the spring semester.

    If your resignation or termination becomes effective at any time prior to the end of your contracted term, your tuition discount will be prorated pursuant to the number of weeks remaining in the semester from the date of resignation or termination, and you will be responsible for repayment of any tuition balance due thereafter. The prorated amount shall be calculated by the Financial Aid Office and must be paid to the Cashier's Office within 30 days of the adjustment. You will also forfeit the remaining stipend pursuant to the number of weeks remaining in the semester.

    If you resign from your assistantship, it is strongly recommended that you give a minimum of two weeks notice in writing to your supervisor.

    The University reserves the right, after giving 30 days notice, to terminate the assistantship on the recommendation of your supervisor or dean if you fail to perform assigned duties satisfactorily, to meet academic standards set by the University, or to conform to the policies of the University.

    Graduate assistantships are not renewed automatically. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for these opportunities for the next academic year by the established deadline.

    Gross and/or willful misconduct or moral turpitude will result in immediate termination of the assistantship appointment.

    Marywood University abides by The Council of Graduate Schools' Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants.  An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from Marywood University.  Similarly, an offer by Marywood University after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer.

    To Apply

    Email your resume

    Develop a resume in Microsoft Word strictly limited to two pages and email it to gradassistantship@marywood.edu.  The upper right hand corner of your resume must state: Your program and the assistantships to which you are applying for (limit 3).

    1. Personal Information (name, address, daytime phone number, email address)
    2. Assistantship Objective (include university academic or support departments in which you have and assistantship interest).
    3. Education History (list in reverse chronological order)
    4. Occupation experience (list in reverse chronological order)
    5. Professional and research skills
    6. Awards and special recognition
    Important NoteThe deadline for these assistantships is March 31, 2022.  After your complete review of the Graduate Assistantship vacancies' list and the Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process listed above, you may submit a professional quality resume to compete for graduate assistantships.

    If you have any questions about the assistantship program, please contact ajmullikin@marywood.edu or (570) 348-6232.

    Students awarded graduate assistantships in an academic year who accept those positions are not eligible to receive scholarship awards.

    Neither scholarship or assistantship awards are renewed automatically each year. It is the responsibility of the student to reapply each academic year.