North Carolina Residency
Graduate Student in-state tuition is significantly lower than out-of-state tuition. Although the department pays the cost instead of the individual, the expense to the department becomes prohibitive when many students do not file for in-state status.
As a result, the department can only promise funding beyond the five-year guarantee to students who have made a good-faith effort to secure in-state status. Students from outside the US, not being permitted in-state status, are exempt from this consideration.
Please look for correspondence from the Graduate Coordinator and Residency Coordinator (GHS Cabinet) for residency updates.