The following guide was created by the Bryan School’s Graduate Recruitment Team to assist applicants interested in Bryan School master’s and graduate certificate programs.
For more information or details on the resources discussed in this online guide, please reach out to the contacts below:
Primary source of information for UNC Greensboro Students including tuition and billing, financial aid, registration, student records, and graduation.
|Cashiers & Student Accounts Office||336-334-5831||[email protected]|
|Financial Aid||336-334-5702||Contact Form|
|International Student and Scholar Services||336-334-5404||[email protected]|
|Military-Affiliated Services||336-334-5632||[email protected]|
|NC Residency Determination Service||844-319-3640||[email protected]|
Tuition rates and fees are published at Spartan Central. The published charts display tuition rates and fees by credit hour on a per semester basis. To calculate tuition costs, students must know their planned study format, how many credit hours they plan to enroll in each semester, and how many semesters it will take for them to complete their program of interest.
Bryan graduate courses have additional tuition differential fees which help provide services like career coaching, professional development, business partnerships, alumni connections, and more to Bryan graduate program students.
Estimated Program Costs
To simplify planning and help prospective students get a better understanding of their financial investment, Bryan School Graduate Programs have calculated and published the the total estimated program costs according to past students’ the average pace and length of study.
The estimated costs for each program can be found on their program webpage (links below):
|MBA Program Costs||MS in IT & Management Program Costs|
|MS in Accounting Program Costs||MS in International Business Program Costs|
|MS in Retail Studies Program Costs||MA in Applied Economics Program Costs|
|MSN/MBA Program Costs||Graduate Certificates Program Costs|
Tuition Rate Categories
The state of North Carolina partially subsidized tuition costs for residents is in NC. Residency status is determined by NC Residency Determination Service.
|Applies to students who are residents of NC.||Applies to students taking classes while located within the state, but are not residents of NC.||Applies to students located outside of the state taking online classes.|
Note: International students with F-1 visas typically pay the Out-of-State tuition rate.
For more information about Tuition Rates, contact the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office (336-334-5831, [email protected]).
Students’ fee bills include tuition and fees for enrolled courses, therefore a student must complete the following steps before they receive a fee bill or set up financial aid:
Bryan School graduate programs are on rolling admissions, and applicants can expect to receive an admissions decision within 2-4 weeks of submitting their complete graduate program application. For maximum funding consideration, early application is strongly encouraged.
|Fall Enrollment||Spring Enrollment||Summer Enrollment|
|Course Registration||Begins late April||Begins mid-November||Begins mid-February|
|Fee Bills Sent||Begins Early July||Begins mid-November||Begins mid-April|
|Payment Due||Early August||Early January||Early May|
For more information about the Billing process, contact the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office (336-334-5831, [email protected]).
The Cashier’s & Student Accounts Office accepts direct payment via the following formats:
After a student receives a fee bill, they have the option of setting up a Monthly Payment Plan through the Cashier’s & Student Accounts Office. Available payment plan options include:
After a deposit is made, subsequent payments will be due monthly. All options have a $35 setup fee. Monthly payment plans can also be used by students with graduate assistantships.
For more information about payment arrangements, contact the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office (336-334-5831, [email protected]).
Some employers offer full or partial graduate program tuition benefits. Employer-sponsored students may be able to defer payment of a balance covered by the third party by setting up a third-party payment arrangement with the Cashiers & Student Accounts Office.
|Arch MI||Spectrum||GXO Logistics, Inc.|
|Truist||First National Bank of PA||Johnson & Johnson|
|MetLife||NC A&T University||NC SECU|
|Renfro Brands||TE Connectivity||WFMY News 2|
For more information or to set up a third-party payment arrangement, contact [email protected].
Veterans and military-affiliated students receiving benefits through the VA are eligible to receive financial aid according to their student type. Depending on your specific VA program, your benefits may count toward their total aid eligibility.
For more information about using military education benefits, contact the UNC Greensboro Military-Affiliated Student Services Office (336-334-5632, [email protected]).
The following types of Federal Financial Aid are available for Bryan School graduate programs:
Please note that graduate students are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants and state need-based grants.
Federal Financial Aid is available to students who meet the following criteria:
To request Federal Financial Aid, students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once admitted to a graduate program, the financial aid office will contact eligible applicants with a current FAFSA on file.
|MBA||MS in Accounting||MS in Retail Studies|
|MS in International Business||MA in Applied Economics||MS in IT & Management|
|Business Analytics Graduate Certificate||Business Foundations Graduate Certificate||Cyber Security Graduate Certificate|
|Economics of Health Analytics Graduate Certificate||Global Fashion Industry Management Graduate Certificate||Global Leadership & Strategy Graduate Certificate|
|IT Development Graduate Certificate||Quantitative Business Economics Graduate Certificate||Retail Consumer Data Analytics Graduate Certificate|
|Retail Merchandising Management Graduate Certificate||Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate||Taxation Graduate Certificate|
Scholarship opportunities are limited and highly competitive, and early application is strongly encouraged. There is no separate application for scholarships, and all incoming students are considered for scholarships based on their graduate program application.
Bryan School scholarships range from $500 – $2,500 per year. Scholarship decisions are made after admissions decisions and notifications are sent throughout the year. For maximum scholarship consideration, applicants should submit their complete graduate program application as soon as possible.
|Spring Enrollment||Summer Enrollment||Fall Enrollment|
|No priority deadline||March 1||March 1|
A graduate assistantship (GA) is the opportunity to earn a stipend by working on campus up to 18 hours per week. Example GA positions include research assistant, marketing/recruitment assistant, and administrative assistant. The average stipend for Bryan School GA is $3,500 per semester.
Bryan School GA positions are limited and highly competitive, and there is no separate application for Bryan School GA positions. Applicants can indicate their interest in a Bryan School GA position from within the online application.
GA decisions are made after admissions decisions and notifications are sent throughout the year, therefore early application is strongly encouraged.
Once admitted to a graduate program, students can also apply for other university-wide GA positions through Spartan Talent.
The cost of living in Greensboro, North Carolina is less than the national average (US News). Greensboro residents pay roughly the same amount as the average American for everyday expenses like groceries and utilities, but housing costs are lower than in many other major metro areas.
|Housing||$8,200||Learn more about graduate student housing options:|
Housing & Residence Life website.
|Health Insurance||$800 – $2,800||Learn more about the health insurance requirements:|
Student Health Services website.
|Meals||$4,200||Learn more about on campus meal plan options:|
|Total||$13,200 – $15,200|
The International Programs Center is available to guide international applicants through the visa process. Their website offers a step-by-step overview of the visa process. International applicants will receive instructions on the visa process within their graduate program admissions letter.
In order to obtain an I-20 form and request a student visa, accepted applicants must certify that they have available financial resources to support a full course of study for one academic year, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) requires that a student be enrolled full-time to maintain student status. In 2023, the total minimum budget as determined by the USDHS is $41,283. To show proof of funding, applicants must provide a Graduate Financial Certificate, a Bank Statement, an Affidavit of Support, and a copy of their passport.
The International Programs Center has also created a guide to help international students make a plan to fund their education:
To assist international students with funding their degree programs, UNC Greensboro has partnered with Prodigy Finance. International students enrolled in an approved full time, on campus program can apply for loan funding which can be used to pay for tuition and living expenses. Prodigy Finance provides flexible international student loan options with no required collateral or cosigner.
|MS in IT & Management||MS in Accounting|
Once admitted, international applicants can complete the online application for funding from Prodigy Finance:
In addition to the graduate assistantship positions mentioned above, international students are also eligible for the following employment opportunities:
Each month, the Graduate Recruitment Team hosts a Finance and Funding Webinar to provide an overview of the finance and funding options available to Bryan graduate students.
The undergraduate recruitment team is available to help share more information about our bachelor’s programs, connect you with faculty, and assist you throughout the application and admissions process.
If you still have questions regarding one of our programs please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.