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JSU offers four possible employment opportunities for students enrolled in its College of Graduate Studies: (1) Graduate Assistantships; (2) University Student Employee Program; (3) Federal Work-Study;  (4) Cooperative Education.



Graduate Assistantships
Several salaried assistantships are awarded each year. In addition to a monthly salary, these assistantships also cover six semester hours of graduate traditional tuition for the fall and spring semesters and a total of six semester hours of graduate traditional tuition during the summer sessions. Graduate assistants must report to the Human Resources Office in Bibb Graves Hall to produce evidence of identity and employment authorization within three business days of the date employment begins. To apply, contact the Office of the College of Graduate Studies, 256-782-5345 or email vansandt@jsu.edu or pugliese@jsu.edu 


University Student Employee Program – University Aid
Many JSU students work part-time in campus positions in a variety of departmental areas. These positions do not come through the Office of Student Financial Services and do not require a financial aid application. Once a student is hired, he/she must sign the University Aid Contract with the hiring department.


Part-Time Off-Campus Employment
Information concerning employment off campus is available at http://www.jsu.edu/careerservices/.


Graduate Cooperative Education Program
Cooperative Education is a unique partnership between the University, industry and business community. Professional employment allows the student to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to the workplace, in addition to the development of intellect and culture within their major fields of study. The co-op program is designed to be an  integral part of the graduate student’s academic program.

Cooperative Education allows graduate students to work full-time/40 hours per week or part-time/20 hours per week in a professional workplace, while pursuing at least 3 credit hours (alternate schedule) and 6 credit hours (parallel schedule) at Jacksonville State University.

There are no fees associated with the Graduate Co-Op Program, and if approved, students are provided full-time enrollment status, while on work assignments of hours 20 hours per week (parallel).

For further information please contact Career Services at 256-782-5482 or careerservices@jsu.edu.



For more information on Financial Aid and Scholarships, please visit Financial Aid.

Graduate Assistantships