Graduate Student Funding

Graduate Assistantships

UNC Charlotte’s Department of Counseling offers several Graduate Assistantships each year to Ph.D. students. These assistantships involve working for 10 hours each week with faculty members in the Department of Counseling.  Many students are also able to secure graduate assistantships with other departments on campus. Typically, all doctoral students who seek graduate assistantships obtain them.

Graduate Assistantship Support Plan

Historically, UNC Charlotte’s Department of Counseling has been able to offer a Graduate Assistantship Support Plan (GASP) to incoming Ph.D. students, and we expect that opportunity to continue in future years.  To be eligible for this funding, student must have a Graduate Assistantship.  The GASP award provides a yearly stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance, amounting to $18,000-$25,000 each year, depending on the graduate assistantship.

Graduate School Tuition Scholarships for 2015-2016

The Graduate School provided a new need-based Graduate School Tuition Scholarship for doctoral, master’s, and certificate students beginning with the 2015-16 academic year. The primary purpose of the program is to enhance the recruitment and retention of our graduate students, particularly our part-time students. To be considered, a student must be eligible to complete a FAFSA and have the completed form on file with the University. More information can be found at

Financial Aid

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs to graduate students who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information in these programs is available at their website: