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 https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Applications for financial assistance and for the loan programs are available at the Office of Financial Assistance in Johnson Hall.
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 11,2021. Visit the North Carolina Teaching Fellows website 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.
After graduating with her MAT, Larissa Bryant, ’13, was well prepared to become a teacher and to have a positive impact on her students’ future.