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ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF BEING A GRADUATE ASSISTANT INCLUDE:

  • The ability to use study rooms and lockable book trucks in Bracken Library. Forms requesting a study room or book truck are acquired at the library circulation desk and need the approval of the Graduate School.
  • Free admission to regularly scheduled athletic events or university convocations. Tickets may be acquired by showing ID card. Recreational facilities in the Irving Gymnasium Complex and Ball Gymnasium are available to graduate and doctoral assistants and their dependents.
  • A 10 percent discount at the Ball State Bookstore on cash purchases. This discount is available only during the time period in which the assistant is employed.
  • Graduate assistants may borrow from and save in the Ball State Federal Credit Union, 2900 N. Oakwood, 765-285-1065. The credit union also has an office in the village.
  • Graduate assistants are eligible to register with the Ball State Career Center. Professionally trained spouses of assistants may seek the assistance of the Career Center in locating employment during their spouses graduate study.
  • The spouse or children of graduate and doctoral assistants may also receive resident classification during the term of employment if residing with such person upon registering and receiving courses at Ball State.