Cost of Attendance


Graduate Assistantships (GA) are another excellent way to obtain funding for graduate education, and USF provides these positions to qualified students on a competitive basis.

GAs may teach, conduct research, or have other responsibilities that contribute to the student's professional development. All graduate assistants are employed by USF and work under a contract negotiated by the Graduate Assistants United (GAU) and the USF Board of Trustees. The GAU is the labor union certified as the exclusive bargaining agent for graduate assistants at USF.

Who Awards Graduate Assistantships?

Graduate Assistantships are typically awarded through a specific Graduate Program/Department or College. The number of GA positions that are available in a given College or Department are based on funding from the university as well as grants awarded to individual faculty. To determine if a graduate program awards GA positions, as well as the specific eligibility requirements, please contact the Graduate Program Director in your department of study.

Graduate temporary position openings at USF are posted through Careers@USF, the Human Resources' online application system. Please visit their site, Work at USF site, to search and apply for available openings.

Graduate Assistant Eligibility

The Office of Graduate Studies and university financial resources are used to support full-time, degree-seeking graduate students. To receive an assistantship, the graduate student must meet the following eligibility requirements: