Types of Awards

Most award recipients work in departments of their field of study. Graduate assistantships and doctoral associateships, however, are also available in other offices, such as the library, the Bernard B. Rinella Jr. Learning Center, university advancement, and intercollegiate athletics. Information is available from Academic Personnel Services, 513-529-6724, and the Graduate School, 513-529-3734.

Graduate assistantships are for holders of a baccalaureate degree seeking an advanced degree. These awards carry a stipend from at least $7,500 to a maximum of $20,342 for half-time duties for two semesters. Graduate assistants with half-time duties for two semesters are granted remission of 93% of the graduate comprehensive fee for the period of appointment and for the summer session immediately preceding or following the year of appointment. You will also be required to pay technology, facilities and metro fees. Total fees paid by graduate assistants are currently $494.09 per semester for full-time registration of 9 credit hours. Fee increases for 2012-2013 will be determined at the June 2012 meeting of the Board of Trustees. For additional information regarding fees, charges, and regulations regarding refunds see the following link: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/bur/.

Graduate assistants must carry between 9 to 15 hours of graduate courses each semester; however, Master of Arts in Teaching degree candidates in teacher education may carry nine graduate hours plus at least one undergraduate course each term. Duties normally occupy 18 to 20 hours per week. Students in music must pay additional special fees for applied music study.

Modified graduate assistantships are for holders of a baccalaureate degree seeking an advanced degree. These assistantships carry a stipend from at least $4,714 to a maximum of $6,500 for specified duties for two semesters. Graduate assistants with half-time duties for two semesters are granted remission of 93% of the graduate comprehensive fee for the period of appointment and for the summer session immediately preceding or following the year of appointment. You will also be required to pay technology, facilities and metro fees. Total fees paid by graduate assistants are currently $494.09 per semester for full-time registration of 9 credit hours. Fee increases for 2012-2013 will be determined at the June 2012 meeting of the Board of Trustees. For additional information regarding fees, charges, and regulations regarding refunds see the following link: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/bur/. Holders must carry between 9 to 15 graduate hours each semester; however, Master of Arts in Teaching degree candidates in teacher education may carry 9 graduate hours plus at least one undergraduate course each term. Duties consist of assisting faculty in instruction or research for an average of 8 hours per week for each semester of appointment.

Residence hall assistantships, for students who plan careers in college student personnel work, carry a stipend of $7,500 plus room and board for part-time duties for two semesters. Graduate assistants with half-time duties for two semesters are granted remission of 93% of the graduate comprehensive fee for the period of appointment and for the summer session immediately preceding or following the year of appointment. You will also be required to pay technology, facilities and metro fees. Total fees paid by graduate assistants are currently $494.09 per semester for full-time registration of 9 credit hours. Fee increases for 2012-2013 will be determined at the June 2012 meeting of the Board of Trustees. For additional information regarding fees, charges, and regulations regarding refunds see the following link: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/bur/. Holders must carry between 9 to 15 graduate hours each semester and perform duties as a counselor in a residence hall. Application should be made directly to the Office of Residence Life at the time of applying for admission to the Graduate School.

Teaching associateships are for holders of a master’s degree or equivalent (i.e., 34 graduate semester hours in a doctoral program) seeking a doctorate or a Specialist in Education degree. These associateships carry a stipend from at least $16,047 to a maximum of $20,342 for half-time duties for two semesters. Graduate assistants with half-time duties for two semesters are granted remission of 93% of the graduate comprehensive fee for the period of appointment and for the summer session immediately preceding or following the year of appointment. You will also be required to pay technology, facilities and metro fees. Total fees paid by graduate assistants are currently $494.09 per semester for full-time registration of 9 credit hours. Fee increases for 2012-2013 will be determined at the June 2012 meeting of the Board of Trustees. For additional information regarding fees, charges, and regulations regarding refunds see the following link: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/bur/. Teaching associates must carry between 9 to 15 hours of graduate courses each semester and perform duties, usually teaching, equivalent to 18 to 20 hours per week.

Doctoral associateships are for holders of a master’s degree or equivalent (i.e., 34 graduate semester hours in a doctoral program) pursuing an approved program leading to a doctorate or a Specialist in Education degree. Doctoral associates are normally assigned responsibilities for nonteaching duties in administration. Stipends and academic responsibilities are the same as those for teaching associates.

Dissertation scholarships, for doctoral candidates at dissertation stage, are service free and carry a stipend ranging from $16,047 to $20,342. Graduate assistants with half-time duties for two semesters are granted remission of 93% of the graduate comprehensive fee for the period of appointment and for the summer session immediately preceding or following the year of appointment. You will also be required to pay technology, facilities and metro fees. Total fees paid by graduate assistants are currently $494.09 per semester for full-time registration of 9 credit hours. Fee increases for 2012-2013 will be determined at the June 2012 meeting of the Board of Trustees. For additional information regarding fees, charges, and regulations regarding refunds see the following link: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/bur/. Holders must carry the maximum graduate load during the period of appointment.

Graduate summer scholarships are stipends of two $900 payments made during the summer semester. These stipends are awarded for a maximum of $1,800 for the summer semester, and there are no duties attached to the payment of this scholarship. The awards are given to graduate assistants, research graduate assistants, modified graduate assistants, residence hall assistants, teaching associates, graduate associates, and dissertation/doctoral scholars who hold awards for one or two semesters and meet the guidelines for these scholarships. Graduate assistants with half-time duties for two semesters are granted remission of 93% of the graduate comprehensive fee for the period of appointment and for the summer session immediately preceding or following the year of appointment. You will also be required to pay technology, facilities and metro fees. Total fees paid by graduate assistants are currently $494.09 per semester for full-time registration of 9 credit hours. Fee increases for 2012-2013 will be determined at the June 2012 meeting of the Board of Trustees. For additional information regarding fees, charges, and regulations regarding refunds see the following link: http://www.units.miamioh.edu/bur/. Individual departments will determine what coursework is needed for their students to qualify for the summer scholarship and tuition/fee waiver.  

Graduate grants-in-aid are waivers of instructional fee and out-of-state tuition. There is no cash stipend. No duties are required. These grants are available for one or both semesters and/or summer terms to U.S. and international students who are in need of financial assistance, have strong academic records, and show considerable promise of future attainment. These grants are for students in continuous full-time study leading to a degree; they are not available to part-time students, non-degree students, and students whose full-time study is limited to summer sessions. Continuance or renewal of a grant is dependent upon satisfactory progress toward a degree. To apply for this grant, you must submit an official application form before March 1 for the following summer term or for the following academic year. You must apply for this award annually.

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