Education & Counseling
St. Augustine Ctr.- Rm 302
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
The Department of Education and Counseling offers a limited number of graduate assistantships for full-time students. These are awarded by the Dean of the Graduate School in consultation with the department chairperson and the graduate program coordinator. The full-time assistantship is awarded on a competitive basis and currently provides a stipend, payable in nine installments, and a waiver of all tuition and fees for a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 12 credits per semester. In return, the graduate assistant is required to work in the department 20 hours each week and may not take additional employment on campus or elsewhere. The graduate assistant may request an extension of this position for the second year in the program.
Graduate assistants in good standing may enroll for summer study and use part of their 48 credit tuition remission over the summer. If graduate assistants wish for part of their 48 credit tuition remission to cover two summer courses (six credits), then 70 hours of service is required over the course of the summer. A request for one class (3 credits) requires 35 hours of service over the course of the summer. Please note: Additional hours of service over the summer does not increase the maximum 48 credit tuition remission through the contracted full time graduate assistantship.
The deadline for Graduate Assistant applications is January 7th. Graduate Assistant applicants must also submit their completed application to the Counseling Program at the same time (by January 7th).
The Department of Education and Counseling offers a limited number of student positions as tuition scholars, also known as part-time graduate assistants. These are awarded by the Dean of Graduate Studies in consultation with the department chairperson and the graduate program coordinator on a competitive basis and provide tuition remission for six credits per semester, or 12 credits for the first year. The student is required to work in the department 7 hours each week and may request an extension of this position for the second year in the program. The cost for the remaining 36 credits required in order to complete the program is the responsibility of the student.
Tuition scholars who are offered a full-time graduate assistantship position for their second year will be granted a total of 24 credits within their graduate assistantship position. Under these circumstances, a total of 36 credits will be granted. The cost for the remaining 24 credits necessary to complete the program will be the responsibility of the student.
The deadline for tuition scholar and graduate assistant applications is January 7th. All applicants must have their full program application submitted by the January 7th deadline or they will not be considered for an assistantship.
For more information on other opportunities on campus please contact the Graduate Studies Office at 610-519-7090 or visit their Funding Opportunities website.