Cost and Financial Assistance

As a land-grant doctoral research university, N.C. A&T offers tremendous educational value, particularly for North Carolina residents. Learn how we can help you pay for your graduate education through fellowships, assistantships, scholarships and other financial aid.  The actual cost of your education will depend on how many credit hours you plan to take each semester and whether you are a North Carolina resident.

Assistantships and Fellowships
As part of its drive to enhance research and graduate education, North Carolina A&T has established a number of financial assistance opportunities for outstanding graduate students.  These typically take the form of fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships and tuition remission.  All awards are highly competitive.  A student may receive at most one of these awards in a given year.

  • Graduate Assistantship Contract
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships: GTA appointments are made upon the recommendation of the department chair or graduate coordinator of the program in which the GTA is enrolled.  A GTA will possess the minimum qualifications established by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC): Graduate teaching assistants: master’s in the teaching discipline or 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, direct supervision by a faculty member experienced in the teaching discipline, regular in-service training, and planned and periodic evaluations.” (SACS Guidelines of Faculty Credentials, 2006).  With the proper credentialing by the SACS Liaison, a GTA may prepare course content, provide instruction and prepare assignments for students in lower division undergraduate courses.  GTAs are selected based on their academic credentials and communication skills and perform duties in their area of expertise.  International GTAs will be required to present TOEFL sub-score of at least 18 in Listening, Reading, Writing, at least 26 in Speaking.  The GAA-Instructional category should be used for a student who will only grade assignments based on instructor provided rubrics, proctor exams, copy or distribute instructional materials prepared by the instructor, and/or provide other support services to the instructor.
    • GTA Credentialing
      Graduate Teaching Assistants must have a master’s in the teaching discipline.   If the potential GTA does not have a master’s in the teaching discipline, but has at least 18 semester hours in the teaching discipline, he/she can be approved through the following two-step process: (i) Commitment from the department (before hiring) on direct supervision by a specific faculty member experienced in the teaching discipline, plans for regular in-service training, and timeline for planned and periodic evaluations.  The Graduate School will be responsible for the documentation and approval of this step.  (ii)18 hours coursework in the teaching discipline.  The OSPIE SACS Credentialing office will be responsible for the approval of this step. NOTE: The GTA Credentialing form is included as part of the Graduate Assistantship Contract (see link above).
  • Graduate Research Assistantships
  • Other Student Employment Opportunities (Aggie Link)
  • Federal Student Aid - FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Title III HBGI Fellowships
  • National Funding Sources
  • GradSense: CGS Resource for wise financial decisions

Office of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid works diligently with each and every graduate student to secure grants, scholarships, work-study jobs and low-interest loans to help pay for their education. Contact the financial aid office to start the application process.