Graduate Student Funding

Folklore Program Graduate Assistant Position:

Each year the Folklore Program at GMU sponsors one student with a position as a Graduate Research Assistant. This nine-month position (August-May) provides the student with up 18 credits of tuition support and an annual stipend of $17,500. The student works 20 hours a week and reports to a faculty member of the folklore department. Tasks for this position include website maintenance, holding the position of treasurer for the student group the Folklore Roundtable, organizing events, running the department’s social media accounts, and other tasks as assigned.

Writing Center Positions:

George Mason’s Writing Center offers positions for graduate students. The position is typically 15 hours a week and the pay is contract based, meaning the hourly depends on available funding. These positions may also include tuition support.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Tuition Costs:

You can find a listing of tuition rates and related fees by term for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences here: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Programs Tuition

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Mason Job Opportunities:

Employment opportunities at Mason include a variety of position types such as Classified Staff, Hourly/Wage, and Graduate Assistants. Job opportunities include positions such as administrative assistant, housing coordinator, University Life coordinators, and jobs at locations such as University Libraries.

Mason Job Opportunities Home Page:

Financial Aid Resources:

Many Mason students receive some kind of financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, work-study employment, or loans. To assist you with the financial aid process, Mason’s Office of Student Financial Aid has a team of dedicated professionals available to help you.

If you’re interested in applying for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)and submit it to the federal processor by January 15, or March 1 for transfer students.

Financial Aid Home Page:

CHSS Information on Funding for Graduate Study:

For more information on funding for graduate study visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences page at