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.

Scholarships and Fellowships for Graduate Students

A number of scholarships and fellowships are available to qualified graduate students who enroll in degree programs on campus in Boone or in some cases, off campus through Distance Education. 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.

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 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:

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Beginning June 25th, 2018, all residency decisions will be handled by the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS). All graduate applicants who intend to claim residency in North Carolina must complete the online RDS form, which will generate an RCN number that represents the residency determination for that applicant.