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.
The document, “A Regular Person’s Guide to the Graduate Student Support Plan” provides more information about the plan.
Health insurance for graduate students funded through the GSSP is managed by Hill, Chesson and Woody. Information about this insurance plan, including information about steps to take in the event of a break in coverage eligibility, can be found at: http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/support-plan/students.html
Notice of Sponsorship
Students who are funded through the GSSP must complete a Notice of Sponsorship form EACH SEMESTER by the required due date. To fill out the form indicating GSSP as the “third party sponsor”, please do the following:
- Go the Cashier’s website to access the Notice of Sponsorship form
- Indicate GSSP as the third party sponsor.
- Contact Information: Katie Lester, 515-4429, Katie_lester@ncsu.edu
- Amount: enter the on-campus tuition rate for the total hours registered and indicate that the sponsor (GSSP) will pay for tuition only.
NOTE: The GSSP does NOT cover student fees. Students must be sure to send payment for their fees and any previous outstanding balance by the deadline indicated on the tuition bill.
Students who are US citizens or permanent residents and have lived in North Carolina for at least 12 months with the intent to become legal residents of the state are strongly encouraged to apply for North Carolina residency . http://www.poole.ncsu.edu/gradecon/admissions-financial-aid/residency/