Graduate Assistantship Application Process

If you are a prospective students applying or admitted to a graduate program at Florida Tech, you may submit your application for a Graduate Assistantship by completing the GSA Application form.  Applicants will receive email confirmation from the Office of Graduate Admissions once the application has been received.  If a student has any issue submitting the GSA application online, they can contact the office of graduate admission at grad-admissions@fit.edu.

Priority deadline for all Graduate Assistantship applications is January 15 for the subsequent Fall term and September 15 for the subsequent Spring term. Please note that applications received after the program-designated deadline will be considered but may be at a disadvantage in terms of being admitted and/or receiving scholarships, fellowships, and/or assistantships.

Graduate Student contracts must be received from the academic unit at least two weeks prior to the date of the first paycheck. Contracts received late may result in a delay of payment. All students must sign and submit their TA or RA contracts prior to starting work.

The number of GSA positions that are available in an academic unit is based on available funding from the university and funded grants awarded to individual faculty.

To determine if a graduate program awards GSA positions as well as the specific eligibility requirements, students should contact their academic unit. Decisions on Graduate Assistantships are the sole responsibility of the Academic Units, and their decisions are final. Any questions about the status and outcome of an application must be directed to the appropriate Academic Unit. Academic Unit contact information is available on the College websites: