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Graduate Assistantship Program

As part of our commitment to providing quality, affordable education, National Louis University offers a Graduate Assistantship  Program. Graduate Assistant positions are available to graduate students to help finance their education.  In exchange for working, graduate assistants receive a credit on their student account towards their tuition and fee charges. If accepted into the Graduate Assistant program, students may remain in the program until all of their degree requirements have been met.

Important Note: Students are only eligible to receive one NLU resource per academic year; therefore, may not receive other NLU scholarships or discounts (including NLU staff or faculty tuition waivers). The only exception to this policy is students who are awarded one of our institutional merit-based donor scholarships.  A student receiving a graduate assistantship may not receive an award amount in excess of the cost of attendance (or student budget).  Students also receiving financial aid may not receive a combination of GA funds and financial aid that exceeds the cost of attendance


A student must:


International Students: Must have either a valid Social Security Number for required IRS reporting or a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).  Please refer to IRS Publication 1915 (PDF) for a more detailed explanation of ITINs.  Please contact Brisbane Rouzan, the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) at or 312.261.3461 if you have questions about required documents needed to obtain a SSN or ITIN.


  • Competitive pay rates.  Earn up to $18 per hour to be applied as a tuition credit.
  • Convenient locations on-campus at one of our many campuses
  • Development of marketable skills
  • Flexible work schedules to accommodate student class schedules
  • Get hands-on work experience to enhance your professional resume

Learn While You Earn!

How to Apply

Hire NLU Graduate Students

  • If you are an NLU department that would like to hire or re-hire a Graduate Assistant, please complete the Authorization to Employ (ATE) Request at


Getting Started After Hired



    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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