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Tuition, Fees and Support

Tuition and fees for North Carolina residents are among the lowest in the nation. Fellowships, assistantships and financial aid are available to help defray the expense of graduate school.

Tuition and Fees

Information concerning tuition and fees can be found at the Student Services Center site.

Engineering Program Enhancement Fee

The Engineering Program Enhancement Fee, formerly known as the Engineering Computer Fee, went into effect at the start of the fall 2015 semester.

Fellowships and Assistantships

Applicants for fellowships and assistantships should correspond directly with the department of major interest. All financial aid recipients are selected on merit-based competition with other applicants. However, most fellowships are restricted to US citizens and require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

Tuition Remission

Graduate students awarded assistantships or fellowships may also be eligible for tuition remission and coverage of health insurance costs. To be eligible, non-residents must

  1. Have a graduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 or be enrolling at NC State as a graduate student for the first time;
  2. Hold a teaching assistantship, a research assistantship and/or a fellowship;
  3. Receive a total stipend from all sources of at least $666.67 per month; and
  4. Be registered for an appropriate course load and making satisfactory progress toward the degree (as determined by the Director of Graduate Programs in the student’s department).

For more information about tuition remission, please contact your department.

Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship

The Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to only a few of the top PhD candidates recently admitted to the College of Engineering. This fellowship provides a $30,000 scholarship, tuition and health insurance for a one-year period. Contact Robyn Fillinger at (919) 515-1818 or for more information.

NC State Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program

The NC State Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship Program goal is to increase the quantity of underrepresented students who complete doctoral degrees in STEM. The BD Fellowship award supports 12 dedicated graduate students from domestic underrepresented minority backgrounds who are pursuing graduate studies in STEM programs at NC State University in the colleges of Engineering and Sciences.

Financial Aid

Applicants may request financial aid on the application for admission; there is not a separate financial aid request form. Those who plan to request financial aid are encouraged to submit complete applications well in advance of the admission deadlines.

For more information about financial aid, please contact:

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Box 7302
2016 Harris Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7302