An assistantship is a form of financial assistance provided to graduate students through part-time academic employment. Assistants are paid a stipend and/or receive tuition remission (free tuition) in exchange for tasks they perform for a faculty member, the department, or the college. Teaching assistantships provide aid in exchange for teaching activities, such as assisting a professor by conducting lab or study groups, preparing lectures, and grading. Research assistantships pay students to assist a professor with his or her research.
Also Known As:
Graduate Assistant (GA), Research Assistant (RA), Teaching Assistant (TA)