Financial Support

Financial Support Overview

Appalachian's graduate school costs are among the lowest in the southeastern US. Still, a graduate student can face financial challenges when budgeting for tuition and fees. This page gives pointers to resources and advice for financing your graduate education.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

In compliance with state law, the University of North Carolina system requires students to request a residency classification from the centralized Residency Determination Service (RDS). RDS is the entity responsible for all new classifications of residency in North Carolina. As a result, all residency questions and inquiries must be directed to RDS.

Research, Professional Development, and Travel Funding

Research and professional development are essential components of the graduate experience and several funding opportunities are available to graduate students who are engaged in research and professional development activities.

Scholarships and Fellowships for Graduate Students

A number of scholarships and fellowships are available to qualified graduate students who enroll in degree programs. Some are awarded by the Graduate School to students who have been selected by the Graduate Council's Student Committee; other awards are made by individual programs and departments. Below is a partial list of available scholarships and fellowships.

Graduate Assistantships

All full-time, on-campus degree-seeking students are eligible for assistantships within their home departments and in other offices on campus.

If you did not indicate that you were interested in an assistantship when you applied or did not indicate that you were interested in assistantships outside of your home department, you will need to send an email to gradadmissions@appstate.edu requesting that your application be updated accordingly to reflect your interests.

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Other Student Employment Opportunities

Below are job openings on campus that are student employment positions that are not processed through the Graduate School.

Eligibility and Other Considerations: