Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, Employment and other Financial Resources

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are offered by some departments on a competitive basis. Assistantships are offered as half-time (working 10 hours per week) or as full-time (working 20 hours per week) and are paid a monthly salary.

The Graduate Assistantship handbook provides detailed information regarding Graduate Assistantships at UNI and can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships

Graduate students applying for a graduate assistantship must submit an application before February 1st. (some departments have later submission dates so contact your academic department for an exact due date).

The Graduate Assistantship application can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships .  The application is under "Forms and Instructions". Click on the PDF or Excel format under "Application Form for Graduate Assistantship".

Graduate College Tuition Scholarship

Graduate College Tuition Scholarships are offered by some departments on a competitive basis and are awarded as a half scholarship or a full scholarship (at the in-state tuition rate). This scholarship does not cover mandatory fees.

Graduate students applying for a Graduate College Tuition Scholarship must submit application before February 1st. (some departments have later submission dates so contact your academic department for an exact due date).

Graduate College Tuition Scholarship applications can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships. Under "Forms and Instructions" click on the PDF or Excel format under "Application Form for Graduate College Tuition Scholarship".

Other Resources

For other non-UNI resources for scholarships, grants and loans is available for your information, click here.

Employment

There are many job opportunities on the UNI campus for students with student (F) visas or exchange visitors (J) visas to work. The pay is usually in the range of $7.25 - $9.25 per hour. F and J visa holders are not authorized to work off campus as a means of support except under extraordinary circumstances. An online job board can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/types-of-aid/student-employment.