Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistantships offer students the opportunity to work on campus, learn more about different aspects of higher education, and to serve the La Salle community in a meaningful way.  These positions are for enrolled La Salle graduate students, in good standing with the University, who are student employees doing work that is related to their course of study in exchange for compensation and a tuition benefit.

To apply, visit our Human Resources employment opportunities website for a comprehensive list of currently available Graduate Assistant positions.

Who is eligible for a Graduate Assistantship?

La Salle graduate students matriculated in a Master’s, and in certain circumstances, Doctoral degree program. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their program of study.

How do I apply for a Graduate Assistantship?

To apply, visit our Human Resources employment opportunities website for a comprehensive list of currently available Graduate Assistant positions.

Please note on the graduate admission application you can answer “yes” to express interest in a graduate assistantship. This will alert those who hire their graduate assistants from their own programs of your interest.

Where are Graduate Assistantships Listed?

In addition to being available on our employment opportunities website, all Graduate Assistantships are posted for current students in Handshake, La Salle’s Career Center employment database. All sites will take you directly to the individual position application.

When are Graduate Assistants hired?

Graduate Assistants are hired prior to the start of each term. These hires are on a rolling basis depending on when positions become available.

How many hours do Graduate Assistants work and what is the compensation?

Graduate Assistants, like all students, are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week on campus. Graduate Assistants primary “job” is still to be a student.

The number of hours of work per week is specific to each position; positions range from 10 to 20 hours/week. Each position descriptions includes the information specific to each position.

How are Graduate Assistants paid?

Graduate assistant will receive an hourly or salaried rate (depending on the position duties), receive a tuition benefit (a defined number of courses), and in some cases housing and/or a meal plan. Here are some details about the benefits of Graduate Assistantships:

  • Compensation
    • Graduate Assistants will earn a rate of $12/hour. If duties in the position description qualify as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Graduate Assistants will be paid a stipend equal to the $12/hour rate.
  • Tuition Benefit
    • Graduate Assistants will be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement for 2 courses per semester if employed in the fall and/or spring. Graduate Assistants approved to work a full-time Graduate Assistantship in the summer semester are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement for 1 course for the Summer semester. This benefit is administered through Financial Aid and covers tuition only. All fees and any related taxes are the responsibility of the student. The tuition benefit is dependent upon the Graduate Assistant being in good standing with the University and contingent upon their ongoing acceptable completion of the assigned schedule and duties of their Graduate Assistant position.
  • Housing and Meal Plan
    • In circumstances where it is appropriate based on the job duties, and where housing inventory allows, the division of Student Development & Campus Life may approve on campus housing and/or a meal plan for a Graduate Assistant. In general, this is for positions who are working in SDCL and are participating in an on-call rotation serving students.