From MWSU Graduate School Policy Portal
Graduate Assistantships are designed to allow graduate students to become fully immersed in their graduate education. Graduate Assistantships provide a stipend plus cover the cost of tuition in exchange for on-campus employment in an area related to their program of study.
Stipend amounts and the amount of the tuition scholarship vary based on the assistantship awarded. The frequency of paychecks and other details also differ depending on how your assistantship is funded.
Unless your assistantship is funded by an outside source (e.g., a grant), graduate assistants are generally not eligible for other scholarships from the Graduate School or MWSU Foundation. Graduate assistants are generally not allowed to have off-campus employment (except for part-time consulting directly related to their area of study). Graduate Assistants are required to be full-time students unless they are in their final semester.
Specific requirements that differ from those above may be outlined in your appointment letter.
Graduate Assistants are requested by faculty, not by students. Faculty requesting a Graduate Assistant should review the Graduate Assistant Allocation Procedure.