Admissions & Financial Aid

Graduate Student Support Plan

The Graduate Student Support Plan (GSSP) is a highly competitive support package used to help attract top students to NC State. Under the Plan, the University provides tuition and health insurance benefits for those students awarded teaching or research assistantships of at least $6,000 per academic year or $8,000 annualized ($666.67 per month).  Student fees are currently not covered.  The maximum number of semesters that tuition is covered is 10 for doctoral students entering with only a bachelor’s degree; 8 for doctoral students entering with a master’s degree.  Students must meet minimum registration requirements to maintain eligibility for GSSP benefits.