Graduate students may be hired as teaching, research, or non-teaching assistants. There are four types of graduate assistantships available through the academic departments, colleges, TAMUS agencies and administrative offices:
- Teaching (GAT)
- Research (GAR)
- Lecturer (GAL)
- Non-teaching activities (GANT)
Most of these positions require service of 20 hours per week. Although individual colleges may have higher requirements, graduate students holding assistantships must meet the GA registration requirements by the census date. The university does not mandate assistantships be terminated upon failure to maintain enrollment requirements after the census date. However, assistantships may be terminated by the employer upon failure to maintain the minimum enrollment requirement Students serving in these roles are eligible for insurance benefits and may pay tuition and fees at the in-state rate. The Graduate and Professional School enforces guidelines for employing graduate students at greater than a 50% effort.
For more detailed information on graduate student assistantship requirements, check the Graduate Catalog or directly contact your department head, chair of the intercollegiate faculty, or your graduate advisor.