Funding from the Graduate School

Tuition Support

Source of Money:
The Graduate School

How it's Paid:
To your student account

Assistantship

Source of Money:
Hiring department

How it's Paid:
Through payroll

Financial Aid

Source of Money:
Student Loans

How it's Paid:
To your student account

Scholarship

Source of Money:
University and More

How it's Paid:
To your student account

Fellowship

Source of Money:
Government and Foundations

How it's Paid:
Payroll and/or student account


The Graduate School provides tuition support for the majority of doctoral students, and for 15% of Master's students, administering funds for over 1,000 students on campus.

FAQ: How do I apply for tuition support from the Graduate school?

Answer: Apply to attend a graduate program at UNC Charlotte.  If you are offered admission, doctoral programs will likely provide funding support that includes tuition support for you.  Master's programs may make an offer of funding support to their most outstanding applicants.

The Graduate School administers University funds using the following method:

  • Students apply to UNC Charlotte graduate programs,
  • Graduate Program Directors recommend applicants for admission to the Graduate School, and the Graduate School makes final offers of admission
  • Graduate Program Directors recommend students for funding to the Graduate School, and the Graduate School makes final offers of funding support
  • Students with offers of admission/funding must accept awards by April 15th (National Signing Day)
  • The Graduate School place tuition awards on students' University accounts
  • The Graduate School removes funds if a student declines the offer of admission/funding
  • The Graduate School re-allocates money to new applicants as funds become available
  • Tuition funds appear on students' accounts once s/he registers for classes and charges are assessed by the Office of Student Accounts
  • Graduate School tuition support does not include University Fees or Program/College Tuition Increments.