Graduate Assistantships at UIS are designed to recruit outstanding and promising students to graduate study.

Assistantships are available in many of our master’s degree programs, as well as our research and support units.

Program Highlights

Graduate Assistantships at UIS are designed to:

  • Recruit outstanding and promising students to graduate study, with special attention to enhancing diversity;
  • Provide appropriate graduate-level learning experiences through supervised assignment;
  • Provide support that enables graduate students to complete their degrees in a timely fashion;
  • Provide the campus with support services in selected programs and areas.

Important Information


Payroll & Earnings (includes a link to the Monthly GA Tuition Benefits Net Pay calculator)

Tuition and Fee Calculator

The annual deadline to submit an application is March 15th. Read more about the Assistantship Selection Process.

GA Brochure

Download the GA brochure for information regarding eligibility, benefits, etc.

GA Policy Manual

Download the Assistantship Policy Manual for graduate assistants at UIS.

Contact Information

Please use email for all general inquiries about the GA Program
Office Location: PAC Building, Room 519
Phone: (217) 206-6544; Toll-free: (800) 252-8533