There are three types of graduate assistantships available through the academic departments, colleges, TAMUS agencies, and administrative offices.
- Teaching (GAT)
- Research (GAR)
- 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 be registered for a minimum of nine semester hours during a fall or spring semester, or for six credit hours during the summer. Assistantships terminate 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 Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Council 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 . Visit jobsforaggies.tamu.edu to learn more about assistantships and general student employment opportunities.