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Master of Arts in Teaching / Financial Assistance

Master of Arts Teaching Financial Assistance

Graduate Assistantship Scholarship

Each year, Meredith College offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantship Scholarships to students enrolled in their graduate degree programs. Graduate assistantships at Meredith College typically involve a combination of research and teaching and are awarded on a competitive basis. Graduate assistants will receive a Graduate Assistantship Scholarship per credit hour tuition adjustment for up to two academic years (Fall, Spring, and combined summer) while completing their graduate degree program, provided they fulfill work requirements as outlined by their program. The tuition adjustment will be ½ the per credit hour tuition rate for the program of enrollment. All student fees are excluded from the Graduate Assistantship Scholarship.

Federal Stafford Loans

Graduate students are eligible to borrow money from the Federal Stafford loan program to assist with their educational expenses. Subsidized loans have the interest deferred until six months after the student ceases to be enrolled at least half time. Students are responsible for paying the interest on unsubsidized loans as it becomes due. In some cases, the interest may be deferred until after graduation.

In order to be considered for either program, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may apply online at Applications for financial assistance and for the loan programs are available at the Office of Financial Assistance in Johnson Hall.

To contact the Meredith Office of Financial Assistance, please call (919) 760-8565 or email

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Forgivable Loan

The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Forgivable Loan Program is open to post-baccalaureate applicants who are interested in teaching science, math, and special education. Applicants must apply by January 15, 2018. Go to for more information and to apply. 

North Carolina Forgivable Education Loans for Service

The North Carolina Forgivable Education Loans for Service program provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. More information about this state-level program can be found on the CFNC website. 

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program

As of July 1, 2008, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program will provide up to $4,000 a year in grant aid to undergraduate and graduate students and students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher credential program, or current or prospective teachers. More information about this federal program can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Contact us to receive a checklist of steps that must be completed in order to receive the TEACH grant. Once the steps on the checklist have been completed and the proper documentation has been submitted to the financial assistance office, you may complete the TEACH grant agreement to serve.

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You can connect with a graduate admissions counselor in a variety of ways—choose the one that’s most convenient for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Valencia Hicks-Harris
(919) 760-8316

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Valencia Hicks-Harris
Graduate Program Manager
207 Ledford Hall
(919) 760-8316
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