Funding a Graduate Education

UNC Charlotte is committed to helping you to learn about the many options available to finance your education. A wealth of resources available to graduate students is highlighted on this website, including information on graduate school funding, graduate assistantships and employment, internships, summer research and travel awards, federal student aid, and external funding opportunities.  Students may also opt to enroll in the University Payment Plan each Fall, Spring and Summer term to spread your tuition and fees, on-campus housing and dining, and other charges billed to your student account into several smaller payments. 

Information on philanthropic funding opportunities can also be searched using the Niner Scholars Database

National Signing Day: April 15th

April 15th the deadline for prospective or enrolled graduate students to accept an offer of financial support such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, or assistantship, for the next academic year.   Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15.  For details review the website April 15th Resolution

Academic Departments

Your Graduate Program Director can help you to learn more about aid in your academic department, college, and beyond.  Generally, nominations for student funding come to the Graduate School directly from the Graduate Program Director.

Residency Determination

The Residency Determination Office evaluates Residence and Tuition Status Applications and assigns the appropriate residency classification for tuition purposes to students consistent with the requirements of the state law and provisions of the North Carolina State Residence Classification Manual.  Their office in Denny 114 also provides information about residency to students, staff and the University community.  Visit the RDO website.