Aid & Assistantships

To find out what financial aid might be available to you, contact the Student Financial Aid Office.  

Many graduate programs offer one of three types of graduate assistantships:  administrative, teaching or research.  

Most assistantships are awarded to doctoral students, and some programs fund 100% of their graduate students while others do not.  These competitive awards typically provide compensation in the form of a full tuition waiver in addition to a monthly stipend for 10-20 hours of work per week.   Students should first inquire through their academic program regarding the availability of assistantships; however, other available assistantships and campus jobs are posted through Career Services at experience.kent.edu.  More information on the graduate assistantships can be found here and more information on the role and status of graduate appointees can be found here.  To access the graduate assistantship application (teaching and research), click here