The base salary for a graduate assistant in Student Affairs:

$9,000 per academic year

$300 in professional development funds

Parking pass $204

In-state tuition scholarship $~4,300

Some assistantships include other compensation, such as housing and meals.  A limited number of out of state tuition waivers are also available for out of state students.  The waivers cover tuition only; they do not cover fees.  Additionally, summer sessions are not waived, but may be negotiable with summer employment.  Please review the Tuition & Fees section of the Student Accounts website for more cost information or contact us.

*Note: Some graduate assistantships outside of Student Affairs may offer less compensation  These assistantships are noted on the Available Positions page.


Fall/Spring assistantships require graduate students to be enrolled in 9-12 credit hours and be in good standing during the employment term. Students who are probationary or provisional for that term cannot hold an assistantship.

Additional Benefits

Working in an assistantship will increase your understanding of the world of higher education.  You will improve your professional skills, such as building relationships, decision making, leadership, negotiation, and work/life balance.  Many assistantships have professional development opportunities built into them.


Apply Here!

Application opens Sep. 1, 2017
Priority deadline is Dec. 1, 2017

James Lorello - Co-Chair
Jessica Lorello - Co-Chair

GAPP Weekend is
February 18-20, 2018!

Contact Us

Rm. 109, B.B. Dougherty Hall
P.O. Box 32117
439 Academy St.
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2615