Looking for a graduate assistantship?
Applying for internal and external funding opportunities such as scholarships, fellowships and assistantships are an important part of graduate education. A number of internal scholarships, fellowships, grants, and assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. Some of these opportunities are awarded by the university, while others are awarded by the individual colleges and departments.
For general Georgia State fellowship and scholarship information, please refer to the fellowships page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about different types of assistantships, eligibility, tuition waivers, and more? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
For college-specific assistantship information, please refer to your college's website below.
- Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
- Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions
- College of Arts & Sciences
- College of the Arts
- College of Education & Human Development
- Institute for Biomedical Sciences
- College of Law
- J. Mack Robinson College of Business
- School of Public Health
Tuition and Fees
Graduate Assistants (GA) may be eligible for a full or partial tuition waiver as a condition of their employment. The amount of tuition covered by an assistantship is determined by the department in which a GA works. To be eligible for a full or partial (50%) tuition waiver, students must have an appointment total of at least eight (8) hours per week (20% FTE), and the work must contribute to the university’s mission.
Graduate Assistants receiving a full tuition waiver are responsible for paying all university fees, plus a $37.50 administration fee.
Graduate Student Health Insurance
All Georgia State graduate students are required to maintain a health insurance policy compliant with the Affordable Care Act. Graduate students enrolled in full-time credit hours and awarded full tuition waivers as part of their graduate assistantship award are required to enroll in the university’s Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP).
Graduate students are required to either activate a university insurance policy or complete an online waiver application if they currently have an insurance policy that meets the minimum requirements for coverage.
NOTE: Graduate Research Assistants opting into the GRA Healthcare Option MUST waive their SHIP policy or risk being charged for both policies.
Please carefully review both policies before enrolling in coverage.
More information regarding health insurance requirements and available policies can be found on the Student Health Insurance website.