Master's Degree, Educational Specialist Degree, and Post-Baccalaureate Certification Students

Assistantships will be in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year, commencing with the first day of the fall semester and terminating the last day of the spring semester.

Students awarded full graduate assistantships will register for and complete a minimum of 9 credits each semester. The University will provide tuition remission for 9 credits for the fall semester and 9 credits of tuition remission for the spring semester. Students with full graduate assistantships will work, on average, 20 hours per week, for a maximum of 640 hours. The compensation portion of the assistantship will be $5440 for 640 hours of work.

Students awarded one-half graduate assistantships will receive 4.5 credits of tuition remission for the fall semester and 4.5 credits of tuition remission for the spring semester. Students with one-half graduate assistantships will work, on average, 10 hours per week, for a maximum of 320 hours. The compensation portion of the assistantship will be $2720 for 320 hours of work.  Students awarded one-half graduate assistantships will register for and complete a minimum of 6 credits each semester. 

Compensation is paid to students on two week intervals. Graduate assistants may only perform work while the Fall 2015 semester and the Spring 2016 semester are in session.

If you receive and accept a graduate assistantship, you relinquish any claim to graduate scholarship program awards for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Graduate assistants are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 each semester.  Current graduate students must maintain a cumulative gradaute 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, 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 during the fall or spring semester, you will be liable for payment for the tuition received that semester, according to Marywood's tuition reimbursement policy.

If you resign from your assistantship, you must 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.