I'm looking for one and applied for one, and I don't see many other postings at my uni available. I really want to have one lined up soon but I don't know. Is it proper to e-mail departments to see if they are looking for anyone or is that annoying and desperate and you're not supposed to do that? Not sure how this grad school thing works since I haven't started my program yet.

I don't know how this is gonna work since I'm moving out of state and will surely have to pay Out of State tuition...I also am not sure if the financial aid department is supposed to contact me to tell me what they are offering me as far as loans? I guess I am supposed to contact them.

No clue.