Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are one of two types of assistantships available at NIU College of Law.  After their first years, students can register for graduate assistantships within other NIU departments. 

Normally, assistantship applications are processed during late spring for positions starting the next fall.  Applications are processed in the early fall for positions starting in the spring.

Law students should note that tuition waivers affect the student’s financial aid budget. The tuition waiver reduces the total student loan eligibility amount.

  • Students seeking Graduate Assistantships should contact the Office of Human Resource Services at
  • These assistantships provide waivers in the amount of full or partial in-state or out-of-state tuition.