A graduate student is a valuable asset who may be offered an assistantship in the form of tuition waiver and/or stipend. A University Graduate Student Assistantship (UGSA) is offered to a student who is assigned as Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or as Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) by the respective department. A GTA will mainly teach remedial and/or introductory courses whereas a GRA will mainly be engaged in research projects under the supervision of a full-time faculty member. The objective of a UGSA is to increase the efficiency of teaching, enhance research activities and promote NDU’s graduate programs. In addition, it provides graduate students teaching and research opportunities that help them develop their critical thinking, scholarly competence, cultural maturity, and professional and administrative experiences in accordance with the mission, vision, core values and strategic goals of Notre Dame University–Louaize (NDU).