Graduate & Continuing Studies

Funding Opportunities

Graduate students at Delta State have a number of funding opportunities including fellowships, scholarships, loans, and Graduate Assistantships. Students may qualify for financial assistance through the university’s Financial Aid Office after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships (GA-ship) offer students the opportunity to work for Delta State. Most assistantships offer free tuition, and some pay a small monthly stipend. GA-ships are competitive. These opportunities provide students an excellent chance to get experience in their chosen field while continuing their education.

A GA-ship will require an application process, a minimum grade point average, and typically an interview. In order to be considered for a GA position, the graduate student must complete the GA Application and return to the Office of Graduate Studies prior to seeking employment or being re-employed at the onset of each academic year. A professional resume must accompany the application.

Graduate Assistantship Application – FY17

Once a graduate student is selected for a position with a University department, the GA Contract must be completed by both parities. The completed contract is due to the Office of Graduate Studies by the 1st Friday of each term (summer terms) or 2nd Friday of the term (fall/spring).

Graduate Assistantship Contract FY17

GA Time Sheet – Template

GA Evaluation Form


Additional Resources

There are a number of additional outside funding opportunities for graduate students which can be found at the following links: