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.
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 disbursed over 10 months and on the last working day of each month, beginning August 31 and ending May 31 (assistants in the Department of Biological Sciences are paid over nine months beginning September 30 and ending May 31). Direct deposit service is available upon request.
Health insurance is available for purchase to all students and their dependents through Marquette's Student Health Service. Information on coverage and premiums may be obtained from Student Health Service by calling (414) 288-7184 or by visiting the Web site. Student Health Service also runs an on-campus clinic, accessible to all students, for confidential health care, diagnosis, treatment and education.
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 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.
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.
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.