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A limited number of graduate assistantships are available for interested and qualified students each academic year.

The application deadline is March 1 of each year. Students will be notified of their award prior to class registration for the upcoming fall semester (usually early May).

The Graduate Assistantship requires 15 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. In return, students receive tuition and fee vouchers for two Continuing Education Graduate Classes (held during the evening, Saturdays, or online) and a $2,500 stipend per semester. Graduate assistants will work on specific projects for faculty, administrators or staff from across the campus; awards may be given outside the applicant’s academic discipline. The assistantship is designed to last the entire academic year (fall and spring semester) pending a mid-year review by the sponsor. There will also be a year-end evaluation.


Graduate Assistantships Currently Available for AY2014-2015:


**We are no longer accepting student applications for AY2014-2015. All assistantships have been filled. Please check back at this site in late fall/early winter 2014 for a list of available assistantships for AY2015-2016. **


Application Process

Students who wish to apply for an assistantship must submit a:

  • Completed Graduate Assistantship application
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent*


*Your letter of intent should include your professional qualifications, reasons for applying, and your expectations of that experience.

Please submit all materials (either hard copy or electronically) to Patty Ames by March 1 at her contact information below.

Graduate Assistantship Applicant Requirements

  • Full admittance into a master’s degree program at Framingham State University (required)
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (required)
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA (preferred)
  • If required for admissions, satisfactory scores on standardized tests (preferred)
  • Students may not have more than one graduate assistantship position at a time. 


Award Information

Graduate assistants are awarded two tuition vouchers per semester (fall and spring) when classes are in session (excluding summer and winter sessions), except for directed studies and thesis/capstone courses. Tuition remission is considered a financial resource in any financial aid award.

A stipend of $2,500 is received at the end of each semester pending review from your assistantship sponsor.

Note: Students will be asked to fill out a CORI/SORI form if selected for an assistantship.

Contact Us

For questions regarding this program or the application process, please contact:

Ms. Patty Ames
Office of Graduate Studies
Framingham State University
100 State Street
PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Phone:  508-626-4963
Fax: 508-626-4013
E-mail: pames@framingham.edu

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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