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As a reminder, effective January 1, 2023, the University will increase the minimum stipend for graduate students. This change comes in an effort to support the continued excellence of the University’s graduate programs, and the valuable contributions of its graduate students. See this Graduate school funding page and the FAQs to learn more.

The minimum stipend required to qualify for tuition remission and in-state tuition awards will be increased to:

  • $16,000/9-month service period for master’s students
  • $20,000/9-month service period for doctoral students

These minimum stipends will apply to students who are serving as research assistants, teaching assistants, or fellows/trainees.


GradStar will be updated to reflect these new minimums in Fall 2023. HR managers should adjust spring stipends for students who do not meet the new minimum requirement in ConnectCarolina HR/Payroll.

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