Departmental Funding

Departmental Funding

In some cases, graduate and professional students might qualify for awards through their department or school. Contact your individual program for more information. If you receive an award from your department, it will be reported to us through a portal called GradStar. We will add this award to any existing financial aid offer, and we may have to adjust your offer so that you do not exceed the cost of attendance budget.

For information about scholarship opportunities, graduate and professional students may wish to check with specific academic departments and also research funding opportunities through UNC’s Funding Information Portal.

How Departmental Funding Affects Your Financial Aid Offer

Departments will report any additional funding (such as, In-state Awards, Tuition Remission, Non-Service Awards) in an external system called GradStar.  If you have already been offered financial aid up to the cost of attendance budget, your financial aid will be reduced by the amount of departmental funding awarded.

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