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Graduate Aid

To apply for financial aid as a graduate student, please complete a FAFSA.

School and Program Aid

School of Education

Seminary and Graduate School of Religion

Ministry Program

Graduate Assistantship Program

Each year BJU awards graduate assistantships to outstanding students who wish to pursue a graduate degree or a second undergraduate degree. An assistantship runs for 1 year and yields a competitive wage that allows the assistant to pay a special rate for room, board and tuition. The tuition covers an academic load of 6-10* semester hours during the work agreement.

*International student requirements will differ.

Find and apply for a grad assistant position

Teaching & Residence Hall

Teaching and residence hall graduate assistants work/teach half-time for 2 semesters on a 9-month basis. Work/teaching duties are assigned by the Director of Educational Services. The agreement begins during the month of August.


Staff graduate assistants work 28 hours a week during 2 semesters and 40 hours a week during the summer on a 12-month basis with a maximum of 10 non-paid working days off during the 1 year. Specific duties are assigned by the department manager.