Research and teaching assistantships are awarded to qualified graduate students by each department or program. For application information, contact the department or program directly.


Requirements and restrictions:

Work load and credit hours:

  • Work load must be a minimum of 10 hours per week, with a maximum of 20 hours per week while school is in session.
  • Students must be registered for at least nine credits during the fall and spring semesters and six credits during the summer (audited credits are not counted toward workload).

Credit awards:

  • 10 credits to cover three courses during each semester if the work load is 15-20 hours per week.
  • No more than 5 credits if the work load is 10-14 hours per week.

Tuition and Fees:

  • Tuition payments may be used for tuition only.
  • All fees are the responsibility of the student unless the department or grant makes other arrangements with UAF Business Office PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

Academic probation:

  • A graduate student with a GPA less than 3.0 for one semester will be allowed to petition to continue as a graduate assistant for the next semester. A maximum one semester exception will be allowed per student. The petition by the student must be approved by the student's advisory committee chair, the department head and dean.

Research or Teaching Assistantships

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