UNC Charlotte students are able to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to become eligable for loans, grants, awards, or other sources of funding for their educaiton. See The Graduate School's finanical aid page for more information.
MHA program supported assistantships
These merit/need-based administrative assistantships supported by MHA increment funds are awarded to deserving students based upon their admissions portfolio (incoming students) and demonstrated classroom performance (continuing students). Students support MHA program faculty in course delivery. [No application needed. All students are considered. Standard department compensation provided. Submission of a FAFSA is encouraged.]
Public Health Sciences supported assistantships
These merit/need based assistantships are funded by the department (university allocated budget and/or undergraduate majors fees) to support faculty delivering large undergraduate classes. Student undergraduate major, completed graduate coursework, professional experience, and classroom demeanor are considered. [No application needed. All students are considered. Standard department compensation provided. Submission of a FAFSA is encouraged.]
Faculty sponsored research assistantships
These merit-based assistantships are funded by a faculty member’s externally funded grant or contract. Faculty members (from anywhere on campus) may directly recruit candidates, advertise within one or more departments or majors, or post the opportunity on Hire-A-Niner. Student undergraduate major, completed graduate coursework, professional experience, and classroom demeanor are considered. [Application requirements, compensation, and process vary by opportunity.]
On occasion, the MHA Program makes tuition awards to deserving or needy students. These modest awards are need-based (e.g., linked to unmet need per FAFSA) or associated with having completed a specific professional development activity such as participating in an approved professional conference. [Application requirements, award amount, and process vary by opportunity.]
MHA students have two dedicated scholarships they can apply for, along with several college and/ or campus-wide opportunities accessed via the NinerScholars scholarship portal. The Barber Memorial Scholarship [last offered as $1,800] and the GCHEG Scholarship [last offered as $1,000].
ON CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT
Previously known as an Administrative Graduate Assistantship, graduate students may be hired as temporary employees to serve as graduate administrative assistants or similar title [hourly payroll system through webtime entry]. The MHA Program, the Department, the College, and Academic Departments and Service Units outside of PHS often sponsor such student only temporary positions. These openings can be found on those units’ websites, via emailings and other postings, and/or via Hire-A-Niner. Service Units outside of PHS to explore include the Student Health Center, the Counselling Center, Recreational Services, and the Center for Graduate Life, among others. [Application requirements, compensation, and process vary by opportunity.]