The Department offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantships each semester. These are distributed according to availability of funds, number
of applications and suitability for the position. Graduate Assistantships are awarded and renewed semester by semester. Students are encouraged to submit a Graduate Assistant Application form, a resume and a summary of work experience and skills to apply for Graduate Assistantship opportunities.  The service rendered to the department is considered wages and is processed through the Student Labor Office. Graduate Assistantships are paid biweekly as regular paychecks. University policy determines the rate of pay. The average is $8-$10 per hour. 
Grants are a one-time amount of money awarded towards the student's tuition and credited to the student's account. Grants are limited by the availability
of funds.