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Graduate Assistantship Packages

The College of Education and Human Services has awarded several graduate research assistantship (GRA) packages for the 2020-21 academic year. At this time the application process is closed. Please check back later, mid-Spring 2021 to re-visit the application process for the 2021-22 academic year.  

These packages include a stipend depending on the hours worked, plus a 75% tuition waiver for graduate students enrolled in at least 9 credit hours per semester (for masters students) and at least 6 credit hours per semester (for doctoral students). All of these packages are for students enrolled in UNF graduate programs. Eligible students may reapply each year.

Graduate Assistant Duties

GRAs collaborate with faculty on research in a variety of ways - from helping with literature reviews to analyzing data. In addition to a graduate research orientation, GRAs will receive training and the opportunity to earn research badges which can be used to provide evidence of the research skills you will gain as a GRA for future applications as well as resumes and vitas. Faculty will work with GRAs to ensure that this opportunity provides a place to grow and develop your skills as well as participate in interesting and groundbreaking research.


Graduate assistants may work from 5-20 hours per week for a maximum of 300 hours total for each semester. 20 hours per week or more is preferred. The work is compensated at a rate of $16.67 per hour. A GRA that works 20 hour per work would earn a total of $5,000 over the course of the semester. 


Waiver Eligibility*
Weekly Hours Worked Required Stipend Minimum Waiver Percentage Max Waiver (9 credit hours)
10-14 $2,500 50% $1,836
15-19 $3,750 75% $2,755
20+ $5,000 100% $3,673
 *Rates listed above are effective beginning Fall 2021 

Eligibility Requirements

 Eligibility requirements for all graduate assistantship packages are as follows.

  • The applicant must:
    1. Be a fully admitted student to a UNF graduate program
    2. Be a full-time graduate student enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester or 6 for doctoral students;
    3. Have a minimum admission GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

 Requirements for continued eligibility for the remainder of the award period:

  • The award recipient must:
    1. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale while enrolled in the graduate program;
    2. Maintain full-time enrollment in a UNF graduate program (minimum of 9 credit hours per semester for masters students or minimum of 6 for doctoral students);
    3. Maintain satisfactory performance as a graduate assistant.    

 Application process 


  1.  Prospective students should complete an application form (currently unavailable). Priority will be given to applications received on or before July 1 each year. 
  2.  When submitting your application please note that you will need to upload a current resume as well as a 1-page letter of intent which describes your professional goals, skills or experience that support research skills you have gained previously, and why you should receive a graduate research assistantship. Be sure to highlight specifically any experiences that may be valuable to the College. We highly recommend you complete these two documents prior to starting the application.
  3. Applications received by the COEHS Dean's Office will be considered and applicants will be informed of our decision via email.



If you are interested and in need of more information or have questions, please contact Daniel Dinsmore, Associate Dean for Research by email at