Understanding Graduate Financial Support
To apply for an assistantship, you must indicate you are seeking a teaching and/or research assistantship on your general graduate online application.
Qualifications and eligibility requirements for other forms of funding, including faculty-supported assistantships, vary according to the source of the funds.
- Research assistantships are often funded from a faculty member’s grant, so it’s important for you to contact faculty who share your interests.
- State-funded teaching and research assistantships may be available on a competitive basis. For more information, contact Dr. Dorrie Main.
Most students receiving assistantships receive a waiver that covers most of the costs of tuition. Students must reside in Washington state while funded on assistantships. Assistantship appointments are from August 16 through May 15. A student’s graduate advisor may be able to provide summer support.