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Perks for Graduate Assistants

Each year, Ball State offers more than 900 assistantships to qualified graduate students. Being a graduate assistant (GA) has many advantages, including helping finance your graduate education and affording you the opportunity to gain meaningful professional experience while pursuing your degree.

At Ball State, graduate assistants also enjoy the following perks:

  • Graduate assistants are entitled to a discount on books at the Ball State Bookstore in the Art and Journalism Building (AJ). These discounts only apply during the term(s) in which the student is employed as a GA.
  • Graduate assistants are eligible to open checking/savings accounts and take loans from the Ball State Federal Credit Union.
  • The spouse and children of a graduate assistant are eligible to pay Indiana-resident tuition rates for classes at Ball State.
  • A domestic partner of a graduate assistant is eligible for the same benefits as the spouse of a graduate assistant, as long as he or she files the appropriate affidavit.

Additionally, all graduate students:


Graduate School
West Quad, Room 100
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 866-285-GRAD (toll-free)
or 765-285-1301
Fax: 765-285-1328
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