Financial Support

Students receiving financial support from the University through a non-service fellowship or a service appointment are required to maintain enrollment in a minimum of six semester hours in a graduate degree program for the duration of the award (excluding summer). They must have been admitted to the University unconditionally and have maintained a B (3.0) average. Service hours may not exceed 20 hours per week in total.

Full-time graduate students may not be employed for more than 20 hours per week inclusive of assistantship hours. Normally, a student who has a fellowship or service appointment will not work outside the University. Under extraordinary circumstances, with the recommendation of the department and approval of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, a student who has a fellowship or service appointment may be granted special permission to work outside the University.

UNCG Fellowships and Assistantships

Highly competitive, a select number of non-service fellowships and scholarships are awarded on merit. Outstanding students may be nominated by their departments for these highly competitive awards. For a complete listing of fellowships awarded annually by UNCG, please refer to the UNCG Financial Aid Directory. Please contact the department or program of interest for more information.

Assistantships are work-related financial stipends requiring 20 hours of weekly work. This may involve teaching, research, or employment in a university office or a community-based organization. Assistantships are available through The Graduate School upon recommendation of the department. Prospective students who wish to be considered for an award should indicate such an interest on the admission application. If already enrolled, students should notify the Director of Graduate Study of their major department and make application by letter addressed to the department. 

Stipends vary by program, level of degree, assigned responsibility, and workload. Stipends are paid as scheduled by employers. Students are reminded to make financial arrangements accordingly. Please contact the department or program of interest for more information.

Tuition Waivers

Some assistantships may be augmented by a tuition waiver. An in-state waiver covers in-state tuition. Out-of- state waivers reduce out-of- state tuition to in-state costs. Students are responsible for all fees. Please contact the department or program of interest for more information.

Need-Based Grants

There are a limited number of need-based grants (Graduate Minerva Awards) for incoming master’s students. You must submit a FAFSA form to be considered. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): web

Non-UNC Greensboro Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

Many organizations and institutions, both in the public and private sector, award monies to students for graduate studies. Please contact the department or program of interest for more information.

Veteran’s Benefits

Information on educational benefits can be found at the Veterans Resource Center: 
phone (336) 334-5632, e-mail, web

University of North Carolina Campus Scholarships

UNC General Administration funds the UNC Campus Scholarships, which are intended to encourage greater diversity on the campus. Full-time doctoral students at UNCG who are residents of North Carolina and have demonstrated financial need are eligible for these awards. A portion of the UNC Campus Scholarship fund is earmarked for Native American students who meet eligibility requirements.

Student Loans and Campus Jobs

Information on student loan applications and procedures is available on request to the Financial Aid Office. Financial Aid Transcripts and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid are required. All financial aid awarded to UNCG graduate students is coordinated through the Financial Aid Office, which handles disbursements to students in conjunction with the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office. Financial aid budgets for federal loans are based on the cost of attendance, which includes actual tuition and fee charges.