GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS FROM THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The majority of financial aid available to graduate students is in the form of a Graduate Assistantship. Graduate Assistants receive competitive stipends, and In-State and Out-of-State Tuition Waivers may be available. Additional university fees are not covered by tuition waivers. To be considered for a Graduate Assistantship you must have submitted a complete Application to the Graduate School and complete an on-campus audition or interview by February 24. More information on opportunities available to graduate students in the School of Music is available here.
Recipients of stipends, whether holders of fellowships or assistantships, must be full-time students during the entire appointment period. Each Graduate Assistant has a work assignment of 20 hours per week. Current stipend levels are:
- Doctoral Degrees: $10,500
- Master’s Degrees: $6,000
FELLOWSHIPS FROM THE UNCG GRADUATE SCHOOL
The UNCG Graduate School offers a limited number of fellowships to students with high GPAs and GRE scores. These are campus-wide awards and are quite competitive. Each year, a small number of music students usually receive the largest awards, which are $20,000 per academic year plus tuition waivers and health insurance. There is no work assignment for students on Fellowship. Students must be nominated by our faculty in order to be considered for these awards. Interested students must be fully admitted to UNCG and have completed the Graduate School application and audition process by February 1.