Student Resources

Student Tuition and Fees

To determine the cost of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, please refer to the Office of Student Accounts website. If you are an international student, please visit the Office of the Registrar's site to determine your residency for NC tuition purposes. 

Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid can help determine the type of aid you may be eligible to receive. The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership has no funding to help with tuition costs.


Visit the Graduate Scholarships page on the Reich College of Education website for more information regarding the following scholarships:

  • Alice Phoebe Naylor Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • Rhododendron Society Scholarship
  • WJ Office Scholarship
  • Mable Morgan Scholarship

For further information regarding scholarships, please reach out to the James Center at


The Reich College of Education is home to programs, clinics, and partnerships available for community engagement. Some key partnerships for doctoral students are:

  • Academy at Middle Fork
  • Mathematics and Science Education Center
  • Anderson Reading Clinic
  • Public School Partnership
  • Other Community Engagement Resources


DegreeWorks is the University's web-based degree audit tool that facilitates the monitoring of students' academic progress toward degree completion. It shows all courses the student is enrolled in, has completed, and has left in their program. 

Library Services

The University Library can help with course and dissertation research, including finding abstracts, finding the complete text, finding ASU and NC dissertations, and borrowing and purchasing text.  The two librarians who specifically  work with doctoral students are:

Margaret Gregor

Kelly Rhodes

Doctoral Program - Library Research Guide

University Writing Center

The University Writing Center provides services and workshops throughout the year to doctoral students. The consultants in the writing center work with students one-on-one with aspects such as grammar, structuring, citations, formatting, etc. Make an appointment through Trac Cloud or call the scheduling desk at (828) 262-3144.

*Please note that while Mary Neal Meador and Sarah Zurhellen will be the consultants working with Doctoral students, all students should either utilize Trac Cloud or call the scheduling desk to make appointments. Please do not contact them to make an appointment. 

Mary Neal Meador

Sarah Zurhellen

Thesis & Dissertation Preparation

The Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies provides guidance on how to plan, execute, and report on dissertations.  In addition to the Thesis and Dissertation Preparation site, please contact the Doctoral Program's Dissertation Coach, Dr. Star Brown, for more information. 

Dr. Star Brown

Apply to Graduate

All students must apply to graduate during their last semester. The Graduate School provides detailed information on this process as well as essential dates and deadlines