Graduate assistants at Marquette University enjoy many benefits, including such things as tuition scholarships, low-cost health insurance, discounted learning-based day care, recreational facilities and discounts on local entertainment programs.

Tuition scholarships

Regular teaching and research assistantships offer tuition scholarships. The dollar amounts of awards are stated in award letters for each semester. Scholarship money is applied directly to students' bursar accounts. Scholarships may be used for courses, thesis or dissertation credits; continuous enrollment fees; lab fees; course fees; and charges for foreign language reading courses that are within the dollar amount stated in award letters for each semester.


Graduate assistants receive monthly stipends for the services they provide their departments. Stipend checks are paid bi-weekly.

Health insurance

Subsidized health insurance is available to qualified graduate assistants. If you are qualified, you will receive information with your offer letter.

Savings bonds

U.S. savings bonds are available through payroll deduction. Savings and other financial services are available at Apple Tree Credit Union, Educator's Credit Union, First Service Credit Union, Guardian Credit Union, Landmark Credit Union and State Central Credit Union.

Child daycare

Child daycare services are available to all graduate students at discounted rates at the Krueger Parent and Child Center for children 6 weeks to 11 years. There may be waiting lists for certain age groups. For more information on waiting lists, rates or to obtain an application, please call (414) 288-5655.

Health and recreation centers

Graduate students are granted full, free access to both health and fitness facilities on campus: the Helfaer Recreation and Tennis Center and the Rec Plex. The centers offer indoor tennis, handball/racquetball, squash, basketball, badminton, volleyball courts, swimming pools, jogging tracks, fully equipped fitness/weight rooms, saunas, a pro shop and a fitness and assessment center. For more information, check out their Web site.

Identification cards

The MarquetteCard is the official university identification card and provides students access to many services. Information regarding your Marquette ID can be found on the MarquetteCard Web site.

Printwise (laser printing)

Assistants receive a $150 allotment per academic year for laser printing at printers in the libraries and computer labs. This amount is valid for fall and spring semesters only. (Non-assistants receive a $14 allotment.) Additional or summer allocations can be requested by a department and paid for via internal order form. Visit the Printwise Web site for more information.

Note: Printwise allocations are not valid at photocopiers.

Contact Us

The Graduate School, Holthusen Hall, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1881
1324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 305
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7137

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