ATP Graduate Assistant Application Updated on: July 12, 2016 What is a graduate assistant? The graduate assistant is a full time graduate student in the Austin Teacher Program (enrolled in at least two courses in the long terms, and at least one course in the summer). The graduate assistantship is paid a stipend in return for work within college departments. Job Duties and expectations should lend themselves to helping the graduate student with skills needed in the teaching profession. The amount of money awarded is based upon demonstrated financial need through the FAFSA form, and the number of students requesting graduate assistant funds. The stipend is divided into the number of pay periods in a semester and is usually for the same amount each pay period. Questions on check payments should be directed to the ATP office. Responsibilities: The work requirement is based on $10.00 per hour (ex: $2000 = 200 hours). Graduate assistants will be assigned by the ATP department to work in various departments on campus determined by requests. Preference is given to areas in which assigned duties will enrich the grad student for a teaching career. (i.e. coaching) Eligibility: To be eligible for a graduate assistantship a student must have completed undergraduate requirements and have been admitted to the graduate program. Procedure for applying: Complete and finalize your financial aid status through the FAFSA form (www.fafsa.ed.gov) See Laurie Coulter in the Financial Aid Office. Fill out and return the application form below to Nikki Christensen, Administrative Assistant for Education. Name First Last AC ID#AC Email Current statusWhich semester will you become eligible (full-time grad student) for GA funds?What semester(s) are you desiring employment as a graduate assistant?How many hours can you realistically work?Do you have a department on campus that is your desired workplace?YesNoIf so, where would you like to work?To whom did you speak with about this placement?Please list at least 3 dates and times to set up a meeting with the ATP administrative assistant (for about 30 minutes) to discuss details about your placement. Graduate Assistantships are a contract of employment. If you have other employment, you should consider if you can realistically accept graduate assistant funds. You are expected to work all of the hours you contract for.