Student Support

Helping students succeed is among the college's highest priorities. We offer scholarships, financial aid, advising capabilities, resources and other services to ensure that our students thrive academically.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Two basic types of financial aid are available to undergraduate students. Merit-based awards recognize and encourage academic ability and leadership. Need-based awards are made on the basis on the abilities of students and their families to meet the costs of attending NC State. Apply at Pack Assist.

Merit-Based Awards

The selection process for these awards focuses on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership ability, past activities in both the school and community setting, writing ability, evidence of personal initiative and motivation, and, in some cases, a personal interview.

  • The college offers merit scholarships to students in all of its majors. New freshmen should apply for admission to NC State by October 15 and select a major in the college as their first choice for consideration in our scholarship decisions.
  • Scholarships are also available from local civic groups and professional organizations. Some companies offer scholarships for children of employees. Contact us to learn more.

Katherine Titus-Becker

Need-Based Awards

Need-based financial awards are made on the basis of the ability of the student’s family to meet the cost of attending NC State.

Aid For Graduate Students

NC State offers graduate students a broad range of financial assistance options that help with tuition and living expenses while students pursue their advanced degrees. Graduate students may receive financial support through fellowships/traineeships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, service assistantships, federal work-study programs and loans. Contact individual program coordinators for more information.

Academic Advising

Get the help you need to navigate your academic career. The university’s Academic Advising Services provides walk-in advising to degree-seeking students exploring majors, advising support to faculty and staff across campus, and current information on general education, declaring majors and minors, and academic policies. The college’s academic departments also offer advising services to students.

Diversity and Student Services

The Office of Diversity and Student Services enhances the student experience for all Sciences majors and promotes the recruitment, retention, and graduation of African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and other minority students who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

The office also helps coordinate events such as Wolfpack Weekend, a two-day visitation recruitment program targeted towards high-achieving rising senior high school students from backgrounds underrepresented in math and science fields. The program is open to all students interested in the sciences. Participants stay on campus, tour Raleigh, get a glimpse of academic and cultural life at NC State, meet faculty and students, and get to know the College of Sciences and the College of Natural Resources.

Students working with this office have raised their GPAs and served as officers in university-wide organizations. Alumni continue to reach out to students and serve as mentors and role models. Follow along on Facebook.


Jamila Simpson
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, Student Diversity and Engagement

Academic Procedures

The Office of Academic Affairs assists Sciences students with changes in academic schedules and curricula. The office also helps students gain approvals for participation in the University Scholars Program and interinstitutional courses.