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GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIPS

The Diversity Graduate Assistance Grant is a grantsmanship program created by NC State to
aid in the support of graduate students from underrepresented groups in all graduate programs of
the University. This program provides stipends on a financial need basis up to $4,000 for the
academic year. Recipients must be full-time, new or continuing students pursuing master's or
doctoral degrees at NC State. Additional information and application materials are available on the
World Wide Web at http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/grad/grants.htm

Alumni Association Graduate Fellowship Supplements are funded by the NC State Alumni
Association each year in an effort to recruit outstanding graduate students, with the highly
competitive award process being coordinated through the Graduate School office. For the 2000-01
academic year twenty-six Graduate Fellowship Supplements were funded; twenty- four of these
were awarded across campus, and two were awarded to support the management of University
Archives. These supplements are awarded on a one-time-only basis as a financial incentive and
beyond whatever primary fellowship or assistantship may be offered. In addition, two Alumni
Association Graduate International Fellowships are awarded through the International Student
Office.

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need: The U.S. Department of Education provides
support to expedite completion of the doctoral degree for graduate students committed to a career
of teaching and research in an identified area of national need. In addition to an annual stipend of
up to $18,000 depending on financial need, the program reimburses educational expenses. To date,
NC State has been awarded 104 fellowships for graduate students in the area of electronic
materials with 44 fellowships in biotechnology and 43 in scientific computation. Information is
available in the Graduate School.

Incentive Scholarship and Grant Program for Native Americans (ISGPNA): The General
Assembly of North Carolina has provided funds for doctoral fellowships under the ISGPNA
Program for a number of grants to American Indian students interested in pursuing doctoral
degrees at NC State. The fellowships have a maximum value of $4,900 annually.

To be eligible for a fellowship, interested students must be enrolled full-time and in good standing
in a doctoral degree program, meet state residency requirements, have financial need and be an
American Indian under the program's definition. This definition states that an eligible individual is
one who maintains cultural identification as an American Indian through membership in an Indian



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tribe recognized by the State of North Carolina or by the federal government or through other
tribal affiliation or community recognition.

The Jerry J. Collier Scholarship provides support to an NC State alumnus(a) who participated in
a varsity sport during his/her undergraduate tenure and who is entering a graduate program at NC
State. The criteria for selection include academic credentials and statement of goals and
objectives. The scholarship is $4,400 for the academic year and is renewable. Information is
available in the Graduate School.

Minority Presence Grant Program: Under the Board of Governors' general Minority Presence
Grant Program, African- American students may be eligible for special financial assistance if they
are residents of North Carolina, enrolled full time and demonstrate financial need.

The Minority Presence Grant Program for Doctoral Study, Law and Veterinary Medicine provides
stipends of up to $4,000 for the academic year, with an option of $500 in additional support for
study in the summer sessions, for African-American residents of North Carolina who are selected
to participate. Recipients must be full-time students pursuing doctoral degrees or degrees in
veterinary medicine. Additional information and application materials are available on the World
Wide Web at www.fis.ncsu.edu/gradygrants.htm.

Integrative Graduate Training in Bioinformatlcs and Functional Genomics (IGERT) : The

National Science Foundation provides support for graduate students seeking a Ph.D. in the
genomic sciences: either Functional Genomics or Bioinformatics. Key elements of the program
are integration of fundamental concepts of functional genomics and bioinformatics through new
courses, seminars and a highly interactive journal club. Students select from over 100 genomic
sciences faculty for their research training and have the opportunity to gain additional practical
experience in the Genome Research Laboratory and the Bioinformatics Research Center. The
program provides an $18,000 annual stipend, tuition, health insurance and university fees (a
benefit of $13,000 for students who are not North Carolina residents in their fust year of the
programs).

Biotechnology Training Program: The National Institutes of Health and NC State provide
support for graduate students in various Ph.D. programs with a research focus in biotechnology.
The goal of this program is to enhance the students' research and training in biotechnology beyond
the exposure provided by their doctoral programs. The traineeship, typically completed over a
two-year period within the Ph.D. program, includes courses in ethical conduct of research,
professional development and biotechnology design, an industrial rotation of at least one month, a
service project and attendance at monthly seminars and a one-day research symposium. In addition
to an annual stipend of at least $18,000, the program reimburses educational expenses. For more
information, please visit: http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/grad_fellows/BTP/facts.html

BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH CERTAIN GRADUATE TEACHING
ASSISTANTSHIP, RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP
APPOINTMENTS

For a table summarizing benefits and requirements see the Graduate Student Support Plan section
of the Graduate School Web site.



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Full Payment of In-State Tuition

Full Payment of In-State Tuition: Called an in-state tuition award, this benefit is provided to all
eligible students for the following periods:

For Master's Students: 4 semesters from their initial enrollment in the Graduate School at NC
State.

For Doctoral Students:

* With a Master's Degree in the same or related field upon initial enrollment in
Graduate School at NC State: 6 semesters from their initial enrollment in the
Graduate School at NC State.

* Without a Master's Degree in the same or related field upon initial enrollment
in Graduate School at NC State ~ 10 semesters from their initial enrollment in
the Graduate School at NC State. The 10 semesters may include up to 4
semesters in a master's classification at NC State as long as they are the first 4
semesters of graduate study at NC State.

Notes:

* The University is committed to providing this benefit to all eligible students
for the time periods specified. Colleges and/or departments may extend this
benefit for longer periods of time.

* This benefit applies only to tuition, not fees. All students must pay required
fees unless the source of the stipend provides funds specifically earmarked to
pay the recipient's fees.

*This benefit is available for the Spring and Fall semesters only. Summer
sessions are not covered.

* If the ending date of the qualifying assignment is prior to the end of the
semester, then the in-state tuition award amount will be prorated according to
the amount of time the student is employed.

* If the beginning date of the qualifying assignment is after census date for a
given semester, the student will not be eligible for the in-state tuition award for
that semester.

* If the effective date of the qualifying assistantship or fellowship appointment
is more than 2 weeks after the first day of classes but on or before census day,
the tuition award will be prorated.

* If the qualifying assistantship or fellowship appointment does not run for at
least 30 days beyond the first day of class, no tuition benefits will be provided.

Full Payment of Out-of-State Tuition

Tuition remission is a benefit available under the same terms and conditions as the in-state tuition
award, detailed above. Students who qualify to establish North Carolina residency will be
encouraged to do so by their departments.



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Notes:

The University is committed to providing this benefit to all eligible students for the time

periods specified. Colleges and/or departments may extend this benefit for longer periods

of time.

This benefit applies only to tuition, not fees. All students must pay required fees unless

the source of the stipend provides fiinds specifically earmarked to pay the recipient's fees.

This benefit is available for the Spring and Fall semesters only. Summer sessions are not

covered.

If the ending date of the qualifying assignment is prior to the end of the semester, then the

tuition remission amount will be prorated according to the amount of time the student is

employed.

If the beginning date of the qualifying assignment is after census date for a given

semester, the student will not be eligible for tuition remission for that semester.

If the effective date of the qualifying assistantship or fellowship appointment is more

than 2 weeks after the first day of classes but on or before census day, the tuition award

will be prorated.

If the qualifying assistantship or fellowship appointment does not run for at least 30 days

beyond the first day of class, no tuition benefits will be provided.

Health Insurance

The NC State Graduate Student Health Insurance plan covers all eligible students under the
following terms and conditions:

• The annual coverage period is August 16- August 15. An eligible student with a
nine-month Teaching Assistantship appointment (August 16-May 15) that is in
force on May 15 will continue to receive coverage through the end of the
coverage period.

There is no limitation on the number of semesters one may receive coverage.
Eligible-student coverage is at no cost to the student.
Spouse coverage is available for purchase by the student.
Child coverage is available for purchase by the student.

A student who loses/terminates his/her appointment mid-year has the option of
purchasing the same insurance for an additional 18 months through COBRA.

• In addition, a student who loses/terminates his or her appointment but remains a
student at the university may choose to purchase health insurance through the
NC State Student Preferred Care Medical Plan for the remainder of the year.

The coverage provided is identical to that found in the NC State Student Preferred Care Medical
Plan, with the following notable exceptions: The $1 million catastrophic coverage that is optional
in the student plan is included in the Graduate Student Support Plan.

For information on insurance premium rates see the Graduate Student Support Plan section of the
Graduate School Web site.



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For a brochure describing the Graduate Student Health Insurance plan see the Graduate Student
Support Plan section of the Graduate School Web site.

Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Stipend Level

For instate tuition awards, tuition remission, and health insurance

To be eligible, students must be appointed on a teaching assistantship, research assistantship, or
fellowship paid through the University receiving a minimum annualized stipend of $3,000 per
semester or $8,000 per year ($666.67 per month).

Note: Supplemental fellowships do not contribute to the $3,000 (or $8,000) total. Graduate
Services Assistantships are not eligible for the Graduate Student Support Plan. A definition of
graduate teaching assistants, graduate research assistants and graduate services assistants can be
found in the Graduate Administrative Handbook.

Assistantship and Fellowship Appointment Deadlines

For in-state tuition awards and tuition remission

To receive the in-state tuition award and out-of-state tuition remission, students must be
appointed to their assistantships or fellowships and approved through Division level by the census
date (the 10th day of classes) of that semester.

However, to ensure tuition payments are made in a timely manner, appointments to assistantships
or fellowships should be made by the following deadlines:



Fall Semester: August 1 6
Spring Semester: January 1



For health insurance

The effective date for health insurance will be based on the effective date of the appointment.

Enrollment Requirements for Eligible Students
Minimum Stipend Level

For in-state tuition awards, tuition remission and health insurance

To be eligible, students must be appointed to a teaching assistantship, research assistantship or
fellowship paid through the university receiving a minimum annualized stipend of $3,000 per
semester or $8,000 per year ($666.67 per month).



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ENROLLMENT

For in-state tuition awards and tuition remission

Master's Students - Must register for a minimum of 9 credits each semester for the first 3
semesters that they receive tuition benefits and a minimum of 3 credit hours in the fourth semester.

Doctoral Students with a master's degree in the same or related fleld upon initial admission
to the Graduate School - Must register for a minimum of 9 credits for each semester for the 6
semesters that they receive tuition benefits.

Doctoral Students without a master's degree in the same or related fleld upon initial
admission to the Graduate School - Must register for a minimum of 9 credits for each semester
for the first 8 semesters that they receive tuition benefits and a minimum of 3 credit hours in the
9th and 10th semester.

For health insurance

The enrollment requirements for health insurance are the same as those for tuition during the
semesters mentioned above. Required enrollment for semesters beyond those in which the student
is eligible for tuition is 3 credit hours.

Other Financial Aid
LONG-TERM LOANS

Graduate students who are American citizens or eligible non-citizens may apply for long-term,
low interest loans through the Office of Financial Aid. To qualify for loans, students must be
making satisfactory academic progress towards a degree and must complete the appropriate
application materials to demonstrate that all federal eligibility requirements for loan consideration
have been met. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form required to
document eligibility for federal loan assistance. In addition, students must complete the
university's Institutional Application. Although students are expected to apply for and to accept
any available assistantships or fellowships provided by the Graduate School, it is recommended
that students not wait for these decisions to be made before applying for financial aid through the
Office of Financial Aid. If graduate assistantships or fellowships are offered, and borrowing no
longer becomes necessary, students have the option to cancel their requests for loan assistance at
any point.

Federal Stafford Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized): Funding for these loans is provided by
private lenders. Since they are partially supported by the federal government, however, students
must follow federal guidelines in applying for aid to qualify. Information on specific application
procedures, loan maximums, interest rates and participating lenders may be obtained from the
Office of Financial Aid. Students who apply for these loans and demonstrate need by federal
definition qualify for Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans, meaning that the federal government
pays the interest on the loan while the student is enrolled on at least a half-time basis. If no need is
demonstrated, students may still borrow to meet the cost of education (minus other resources, such
as scholarships, fellowships and tuition remissions) through the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford
Loan Program. Students who receive unsubsidized loans are charged interest while enrolled,



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although they may elect to capitalize interest payments to repay with principal upon completion of
degree. For both subsidized and unsubsidized loans, repayment of principal is deferred until
completion of the degree or until termination of at least half-time enrollment status.

Other Loan Options: Because of limited institutional funds, graduate students generally are
expected to apply for the maximum Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans for
which they are eligible if funding is needed to assist with educational expenses. Students who
need to borrow more than the maximum amounts possible through those loan programs (the
combined annual maximum is $18,500) will be considered for other loan funds administered by
the OfTice of Financial Aid if sufficient funding is available.

WORK-STUDY JOBS

The Federal Work-Study Program is a federal program designed to provide part-time jobs to
students who apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and who
document need by federal guidelines. Effort is made to assign students to jobs with their special
interests and skills. Most of the jobs are on-campus, but limited opportunities for off-campus
employment in community service areas are also available.

PART-TIME JOBS

Other jobs not based on need are posted under Student Employment on NC State's homepage and
are displayed on a bulletin board outside of the Office of Financial Aid. These jobs are open to all
students.

SHORT-TERM EMERGENCY LOANS

Loans, usually in amounts of $100 or less, to meet emergency expenses may be obtained on short
notice (generally on the day of application) at the Financial Aid Office. These loans, in that they
are designed for short-term, emergency use, must be repaid within about 30 days. A loan may not
be taken out between semesters or between summer sessions.



Military Education and Training

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) selects interested university students for enrollment
in Army ROTC (AROTC), Navy (NROTC) or Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) for officer education
and training leading toward a commission in the respective military service.

Air Force ROTC: Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) is one of the three
commissioning programs in the United States Air Force. Graduate students who will be at NC
State for at least two years may, upon successfiil completion of a five-week summer leadership
training period, be enrolled in the ROTC Program. In some cases, graduate students with only
three semesters remaining may enroll in AFROTC. The AFROTC curriculum stresses four main
areas: leadership and management, professional knowledge, defense studies, and communication
skills where students will learn valuable skills which can applied to schoolwork and apply to a job
upon graduation. AFROTC offers scholarships to many of its qualified students. Most of these
scholarships cover the cost of tuition, and all scholarships entitle the cadet to an allotment for
books and a monthly stipend. AFROTC provides an active, exciting college program that could



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lead to a promising career in the US Air Force. Generally speaking, students completing the
program serve four years as a commissioned officer and will gain unique experiences and
knowledge valuable not only in the military but also in the civilian world as well. If a student is
interested in learning to fly, the AFROTC program is a possible way to get started. Students with
three or more semesters of remaining course work may be eligible to eiuoU in Air Force ROTC.
Uniforms and books for ROTC are provided. Additional information may be obtained by call the
Department of Aerospace Studies at 515-2417 or from http;//www.ncsu.eduyairforce_rotc.

Army ROTC: Army ROTC is an educational program combining college electives in military
science with practical leadership training to prepare men and women to become U. S. Army
officers. Traditionally, Army ROTC is a four-year program with the first two years of the program
comprising the Basic Course. There is also a special program for juniors and graduate students
who did not take Army ROTC during their first two years of college. To enter the two-year
program, a student must first participate in a five-week basic leadership instruction course then
after successfiil completing this course, students may qualify to join ROTC as an Advanced
Course Cadet. The Advanced Course will impart valuable experience in leadership development,
military history, time management, and military customs and courtesies.

ROTC training goes beyond the typical college classroom in that students will not only learn skills
one would expect to find in an Army officer including how to motivate co-workers, cope with the
unexpected and organize large, complex tasks, but they will also learn skills such as teamwork,
tact, and effective communication which are in demand in both the civilian and business world.

Army ROTC awards scholarships to many qualified students based strictly on merit to the most
outstanding students who apply, regardless of their family financial status. Army ROTC Advanced
Course students also receive a tax-free stipend of $200 per month. Scholarship students receive
tuition, the $200 stipend and $450 per school year for books. Students entering the Advanced
Course must agree to complete a period of military service, either Active Duty, Army Reserve or
Army National Guard upon graduation. Students successfiilly completing the ROTC course will
graduate with a diploma and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. A Professor
of Military Science can provide a more detailed explanation of military service obligations and can
also answer any other questions which may arise about Army ROTC. Call (919) 515-2428, visit
the web site at http://www2.ncsu. eduyncsu/army_rotc or visit the offices next to the Student Center
in Reynolds Coliseum for more information.

Navy ROTC: Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Program was established to
educate and train qualified young men and women for service as a commissioned officer in the
Navy or Marine Corps. The largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps officers, the NROTC
program fills a vital need in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and
management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps. Upon graduation from
NC State, members receive a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps, where they can pursue
careers as Naval Aviators, Surface Ship Warriors, Submariners or Marines. The diversity that the
NROTC program offers demonstrates the diversity that has made the Navy-Marine Corps team so
successful. The NROTC Program offers both a two- and three-year scholarship which covers the
cost of tuition and entitles the midshipman to an allotment for books and a monthly stipend. A
midshipman will be required to complete 21 hours of Naval Science courses, many of which can
used as electives in his/her current program. The two-year scholarship recipients must attend five
weeks of training the summer after joining the program in order to obtain half of these credits.
Naval ROTC is a great opportunity to learn the skills needed to lead and manage people in the



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technical Navy and Marine Corps of today. For more information please call the Naval Science
Department at 515-6833.

Health Services

Student Health Services, located in the Student Health Center, offer health care to students in a
facility staffed by six fiill-time physicians, six Nurse Practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses,
physical therapists, health educators and support staff A travel clinic and allergy clinic are also
offered.

During fall and spring semester. Health Services is open 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
and 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon weekends (except during holidays and breaks). Appointments are
needed to see a health care provider and may be made in person at the Health Center or by calling
515-7107. Gynecology appointments are made at 515-7762. Urgent medical problems will be seen
at the clinic without appointment. Physicians maintain office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00
a.m. -5:00 p.m. During summer sessions, hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

All currently enrolled students are eligible for medical care. The pre-paid health fee covers
professional services such as nurse and M.D. visits, laboratory tests, cold medications and health
education. There is a reduced charge for x-rays, prescriptions and specialty clinics. Students are
responsible for all services received off-campus, e.g., off-campus M.D., hospital or lab/x-ray.



Online LibraryJames O'LavertyAn historical account of the Diocese of Down and Connor, ancient and modern (Volume 3) → online text (page 4 of 32)