Financing Graduate School
Departmental funding for graduate students comes from three sources; grants, academic and foundation funds. When you apply for graduate school at NC State, the application will ask if you would like to be considered for financial aid. If you check, “yes,” the department will consider you for any departmental funds that are available for graduate students. These awards are merit based and matched with departmental needs.
Ph.D students will be considered for Hofmann Fellowships when funds are available. These fellowships are awarded to the top Ph.D applicants and are worth $25,000. Hofmann Fellowships are funded through the timber sale receipts on Forestry Foundation properties and are independent from both the university-scholarship program and the various federal, state and private programs.
Other avenues for financing graduate school include part-time work, paid internships, work study and loans. To explore additional NC State resources for financing your graduate school education go to the following website Financial Support