Financial Aid: Assistantships

Apply for an Assistantship

Note: All students interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship listed should read the Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process prior to submitting an application.

    Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process

    Assistantships will be in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year, commencing with the first day of the fall semester and terminating the last day of the spring semester.

    Students awarded full-time or part-time graduate assistantships will register for and complete a minimum of 9 graduate credits each semester. The University will provide tuition remission for 4.5 credits for the fall semester and 4.5 credits of tuition remission for the spring semester. Students with full graduate assistantships will work, on average, 20 hours per week, for a maximum of 640 hours.

    Compensation is paid to students on two-week intervals. Graduate assistants may only perform work while the Fall 2020 semester and the Spring 2021 semester are in session.

    If you receive and accept a graduate assistantship, you relinquish any claim to graduate scholarship program awards for that academic year.

    Graduate assistants are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 each semester.  Current graduate students must maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25 to renew or receive consideration for a new graduate assistantship position.

    If you must resign from an assistantship prior to the end of your appointment, the following conditions will apply:

    If your resignation or termination becomes effective at the end of the fall semester, you will forfeit tuition remission for the spring semester.

    If your resignation or termination becomes effective at any time during the fall or spring semester, you will be liable for payment for the tuition received that semester, according to Marywood's tuition reimbursement policy.

    If you resign from your assistantship, you must give a minimum of two weeks notice in writing to your supervisor.

    The University reserves the right, after giving 30 days notice, to terminate the assistantship on the recommendation of your supervisor or dean if you fail to perform assigned duties satisfactorily, to meet academic standards set by the University, or to conform to the policies of the University.

    Graduate assistantships are not renewed automatically. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for these opportunities for the next academic year by the established deadline.

    Gross and/or willful misconduct or moral turpitude will result in immediate termination of the assistantship appointment.

    Marywood University abides by The Council of Graduate Schools' Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants.  An acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from Marywood University.  Similarly, an offer by Marywood University after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer.

    To Apply

    Email your resume

    Develop a resume in Microsoft Word strictly limited to two pages and email it to  The upper right hand corner of your resume must state: Your program and the assistantships to which you are applying for (limit 3).

    1. Personal Information (name, address, daytime phone number, email address)
    2. Assistantship Objective (include university academic or support departments in which you have and assistantship interest).
    3. Education History (list in reverse chronological order)
    4. Occupation experience (list in reverse chronological order)
    5. Professional and research skills
    6. Awards and special recognition
    Important NoteThe deadline for these assistantships is March 15, 2020.  After your complete review of the Graduate Assistantship vacancies' list and the Conditions of Appointment for Graduate Assistantships and Application Process listed above, you may submit a professional quality resume to compete for graduate assistantships.

    If you have any questions about the assistantship program, please contact or (570) 348-6232.

    Students awarded graduate assistantships in an academic year who accept those positions are not eligible to receive scholarship awards.

    Neither scholarship or assistantship awards are renewed automatically each year. It is the responsibility of the student to reapply each academic year.