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Graduate Assistantship Stipends & Tuition Waivers

A number of the College of Science and Health graduate programs offer students the opportunity to perform research and administrative duties in the form of a graduate assistantship (GA). Qualified students are eligible to receive GA stipends and full or partial tuition waivers, only GA stipends, or only full or partial tuition waivers. For more information on what stipend and/or tuition waiver opportunities might be available to you, please contact your graduate program director.

Graduate Assistantship Stipends

If your graduate program director places you in a GA role and you anticipate receiving a stipend, your hire will be processed by Dina Khdair, Coordinator Research and Graduate Programs at The Office of Student Employment (OSE) will confirm your hire once it has been processed, and if you have never worked on campus before, will follow up with a request for additional paperwork or an in-person appointment. 

In order to facilitate the process, it is important to bring the necessary hiring paperwork and documentation as detailed on page four of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form with you to campus. You may be instructed to visit the Office of Student Employment in order to complete the I-9 form and other hiring documents. For more information regarding the student hiring process, please visit the Office of Student Employment.

Students receiving a GA stipends will receive a bi-weekly paycheck according to the Financial Affairs, Payroll Processing Calendar and within the pay period assigned on the Student Employment Action Form (SEAF), which is a document that will be completed during the hiring process.

Tuition Waivers

In addition to stipends, some of the graduate programs are able to award students with full or partial tuition waivers. If you are interested in tuition waivers, then it is important to routinely inquire with your graduate program director about availability; they are often awarded on a quarterly basis.

Please contact DePaul Central with any questions you may have regarding how tuition waivers apply toward your student account.​