Funding Opportunities

Graduate Appointments and Assistantships

Graduate students can receive financial support through teaching and research assistantships as well as through student employment and internships.

For the 2022-23 academic year, ASU's minimum stipend for a 50% academic year RA/TA appointment is $21,879. 

For the 2023-24 academic year, the estimated minimum stipend for a 50% academic year RA/TA appointment is $24,586.

Teaching and research assistantships are common forms of professional development and financial support for graduate students at ASU.

  • Assistantships carry a bi-weekly compensatory stipend for activities that may be relevant to each student’s own program of study and contribute to ASU’s teaching and research efforts.
  • Students holding assistantships must be enrolled for a minimum of six graduate credit hours per semester during the traditional academic year (audit hours do not count towards the six-hour minimum); additional credit hours may be required by the academic unit.   
  • Graduate appointments can be either 10 or 20 hours a week and stipend amounts can vary according to the unit and responsibilities of the position.
  • Graduate teaching and research assistant opportunities may be posted by the appointing unit (usually on their website or their college's website). Students are encouraged to contact those units where their academic credentials, skills, and experience match.

Other opportunities for financial support are appointments such as Graduate Services Assistant, Graduate Intern and student worker opportunities thru ASU Student Employment.

Additional information is provided in the TA/RA Policies and Procedures Handbook (updated link coming soon).