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In making an assistantship offer, please ensure that you are doing so (1) guided by the University policy and guidelines governing graduate assistantship appointments, (2) using the standardized offer letter templates, and (3) following up, upon acceptance, by submitting the required Departmental Financial Award Notification (DFAN) for international students and the Personnel Action Form (PAF) for all students.

The Catalog policy, the Guidelines for Hiring Graduate Assistants, and standardized offer templates are available below.

Contact the Graduate School if you have questions.

Graduate Assistant Catalog Policies, 2016-2017
How to Hire a Graduate Assistant
Personnel Action Form (Link to Human Resources Appointment Policies and PAF)

Graduate Assistantship Offer Letter Generator (Updated 20 Nov 2018)

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