Teaching and research assistantships are a great source of income for graduate students, and they are available in most university departments.

Students holding a 25% or greater teaching or research assistantship appointment (covered by the COGS bargaining unit) are assured a minimum tuition scholarship of $3,807 per semester ($7,614 per academic year). This does not include scholarships for summer session enrollment.

  • Applications for graduate assistantships can be found in your admissions profile in MyUI if available
    (availablility varies by program).

In general, people who have fellowships or assistantships quarter-time or more are classified as Iowa residents for tuition and fee purposes during the terms in which their appointments are held and any adjacent summer sessions in which they are enrolled.


Visit the Graduate College Website for information.