College Student Affairs Leadership
The process for applying for graduate assistantships is separate from the process for applying for admission to the College of Education.
Each Graduate Assistantship requires a baccalaureate degree and admission to the College of Education M.Ed. program. Students pursue the Adult & Higher Education degree with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL). Grad assistants work 20 hours per week from around the beginning of August through May.
The stipend for Graduate Assistantships is $9,000 for a 10 month appointment in non-housing departments. For Graduate Assistants in Housing, the stipend is $6,000 for a 10 month appointment plus housing accommodation and meal plan. A tuition waiver covers up to 24 credit hours per year.
While the Dean of Students Office coordinates the application process, all decisions to offer Graduate Assistantships are made by the staff in each office that sponsors an assistantship. Typically, these decisions are made by May 1.
To apply for a Graduate Assistantship submit the following through the online graduate assistantship application site:
2. Names and contact information of three references; and
3. Statement of Intent. Please submit a two to three page statement which addresses the reasons you are interested in the student affairs profession and graduate study in the CSAL program. This statement should also address the skills and experience you will bring to not only a graduate assistantship but also to the academic program.
Please go to the graduate assistantship application site to submit your resume, references, and Statement of Intent at www.gvsu.edu/csal/.
If you have any questions about the graduate assistantship application process, contact:
Dr. Ginger Randall
Associate Dean of Students
202 Student Services Building
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
(616) 331-2755 FAX
If you have questions about admission to the College of Education, contact Dr. Jay Cooper at email@example.com.
Click here to apply for admission to the Graduate College of Education.
Page last modified January 19, 2011