Grad Student Support

Tuition for Graduate Study at UNC Charlotte

Please see this link for 2014-2015 proposed graduate tuition.  In-state tuition is much less than out-of-state, so we recommend that you apply for residency in the state as soon as possible if you move here from outside the state.  You can apply to establish NC residency after 12 months of continuous living in the state; residency requirements can be found here.


Philosophy Department Research and Teaching Assistantships

Research and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Please contact the Graduate Coordinator for details: Dr. Lisa Rasmussen: (704)-687-5238, Winningham 102A


2013/2014 Master's Merit-Based Tuition Awards available from the University

In special circumstances, a Merit-Based Tuition Award is available to M.A. students from the University. This requires at least $3,000 support per semester from the department, an amount we are rarely able to provide. However, if a student is able to find other work on campus which together with philosophy department help adds to at least $3,000 per semester for two semesters, the University may, depending on funding, be able to provide an additional $1,000 of tuition award per semester to first-year students or $500 per semester to continuing students. Students must have 1) a TA or RA position; 2) at least 6 graduate hours per semester; and 3) at least a 3.0 GPA. Priority is given to early applicants.


University Graduate Assistantships

For information on Graduate Assistant opportunities and other Graduate Student inquiries, please contact the staff online.


UNC Charlotte Office of Student Financial Aid

           For general information on financial aid for all UNC Charlotte students, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.


University Funding Resources

For information on philanthropic scholarships, please visit:


Graduate Student Travel Support

The Graduate and Professional Student Government at UNC Charlotte has a small amount of funds available to help graduate students attend conferences. For more details, please visit the Graduate Student Travel Support website.


The funds are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is in your interest to apply as soon as you know you will attend a conference. The application for funds must be turned in at least three weeks before the travel date. According to the website, "Travelers that are a part of a registered student organization are eligible to receive up to $500 for presenting at a conference and up to $300 for attending a conference. Travelers not a part of an organization are eligible to receive up to $400 for presenting and $250 for attending." The UNC Charlotte Philosophy Department does have a registered student organization known as the Philosophical Union. Information on that group is available here.