GA Manual

Graduate Assistant and Graduate Associate (GA) positions at The University of Arizona are designed to:

  • Provide benefits to graduate students while they work to complete their graduate degrees.
  • Recruit exceptional students to various graduate programs.
  • Provide support to colleges and departments on campus with teaching, research, and outreach.
  • Provide hands on learning which allows the student to develop educational and professional skills.
  • Allow the graduate student to gain an exceptional, varied, and valuable university experience.

Graduate students who are interested in a GA position are encouraged to contact the department they would like to work for directly regarding available positions.

This GA Manual contains the information that a student, faculty, or staff member would need to know about Graduate Assistant/Associate (GA) appointments at the University of Arizona. For any questions or concerns regarding this information, please contact

Please also to refer to our Graduate Student Aid and Tuition Remission Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).