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Student Resources

We understand life can take a bad turn when you least expect it so we want to remind you of the free available resources on campus you can use.

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Financial Aid

A wide variety of scholarships and financial aid options exist across the University, the College of Design and the various departments. These opportunities span a range of criteria, from exemplary academic performance to need. We encourage you to complete applications for all opportunities for which you may be eligible. Here, we have provided a brief overview.

Links:

For Freshmen:

The best way to find scholarships at the College of Design is through Pack Assist.

  1. You can access the portal by visiting go.ncsu.edu/packassist.
  2. Complete the general application for available scholarships at NC State. Please answer all questions. It is highly recommended you answer all optional questions to give scholarship reviewers thorough and accurate information about your qualifications.

University-level scholarships and aid:

For Current Students:

University-level scholarships and aid:

College of Design:

The best way to find scholarships at the College of Design is through Pack Assist.

  1. You can access the portal by visiting go.ncsu.edu/packassist.
  2. Complete the general application for available scholarships at NC State. Please answer all questions. It is highly recommended you answer all optional questions to give scholarship reviewers thorough and accurate information about your qualifications.
  3. Speak to your financial aid counselor for more information. Counselors are assigned based on students’ last name and you can find him/her/them in the directory here.

Graduate Students:

Financial Literacy

  • Learn more about how to wisely save and spend your money by visiting go.ncsu.edu/dollarsandsense. Or you can learn by attending Director Fenner’s “Adulting 101” workshop when it’s available.
  • Visit TRIO Student Support Services at trio.dasa.ncsu.edu to get services such as help with FAFSA, tutoring, financial and economic literacy, referrals, applying for graduate or professional programs, and more. All services are FREE and available to any student who completes the application and qualifies or who were invited into the program! 
  • Academic Success Center – Tutoring is available at the Academic Success Center at D.H. Hill Library and learn more at asc.dasa.ncsu.edu about their FREE services and resources!
    • Tutoring is available for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting, biology, Statistics, Economics and Writing!

Emergency Aid

Pack Essentials: NC State and campus partners have developed many programs to support students in need of food, housing, financial, and educational security.

Financial Insecurity:

  • Student Emergency Fund – Visit go.ncsu.edu/studentemergencyfund to apply to receive up to $500 through the Student Emergency Fund. They are committed to helping students with essential resources so they don’t have to choose between their basic needs or academic career. Unfortunately, students who used this resource once cannot receive help again.
  • University short-term loansShort-term loans are available to assist students who need small amounts of funding for emergency expenses. The maximum available loan is $500.
  • NC State Survivor Fund – The NC State Survivor Fund provides for immediate and unforeseen needs that arise as a direct result of experiencing interpersonal violence. 

Housing Insecurity

  • Temporary and Emergency Housing – NC State University Housing provides temporary and emergency housing on a case-by-case basis. Contact Katrina Pawvluk for more information at kjpawvlu@ncsu.edu or 919-515-4339.
  • Wake County Housing Resource and Referral Line – If you are currently homeless, in immediate danger of becoming homeless, have received an eviction notice from your landlord or are facing a possible eviction after receiving a late notice, please call Wake County Housing Resource and Referral Line at 919-861-1195 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or visit https://partnershipwake.org/access-hub/ for immediate assistance.
    • Women’s Center of Wake County – Contact the Women’s Center of Wake County at 919-829-3711 for housing support services to provide direct placement in permanent and transitional housing.
      • Offers 3 meals/day, housing support, transportation services, and more at 400 S West St, Raleigh.
        • Option 1: 32-minute walk from Brooks Hall.
        • Option 2: Brooks Hall >>7 min walk>>Cates Ave at Jensen Dr (EB)>>Route 11 GoRaleigh Station goes through five stops (cost $1.25) >>Get off at South St at West St>>Walk 4 minutes to the Women’s Center
    • Note: “Transportation/Bus Passes: (On HOLD due to COVID) Case managers provide bus passes to women as they are available to assist women in traveling to and from overnight shelters, doctor appointments, job and housing searches and more. (Wake County is providing free bus transportation during the pandemic.)”

Food Insecurity

Transportation Insecurity

University Student Legal Services

  • Funded by student fees so all services provided are FREE (no additional costs)!
  • Visit go.ncsu.edu/student-legal to connect and learn helpful info like how to interact with police, what to do when renting off campus, what’s the policy for weapons on campus, or listen to their podcast!
  • Services provided include notarizations, advice on legal matters, settlement negotiations, document creation and review, court representation in certain civil matters, criminal expungements, resource referrals, educational materials, workshops, panel discussions, seminars, and advising registered student groups/Student Government/Student Media/Union Activities Board.
  • Need help but not sure where to start? Want to discuss your situation confidentially?

Mental Health and Wellness

Most charges for these services are eliminated due to payment of student fees but some services will result in charges. What services are charged and for how much? Refer to healthypack.dasa.ncsu.edu/insurance-and-billing (at the underlined “charges” link).

  • NC Cares Referral and Workshop Program – Worried about a peer or colleague? Contact NC Cares to submit an anonymous report at go.ncsu.edu/ncstate-cares to have someone check in and follow-up with him/her/them or sign up for their training!
  • Suicide Prevention (QPR) Training – Students, faculty, and staff can go through training to be able to identify those in mental distress, properly respond to peers or colleagues, and refer them to the services and resources available on campus. Sign up at go.ncsu.edu/qpr
  • Counseling Center – Did you know most of the services offered are FREE?
    • What services are provided? Refer to counseling.dasa.ncsu.edu/services/ for details
      • Counseling, Addictive Behavior, Sexual Assault & Interpersonal Violence, Academic, Career and Group therapy, and Psychiatric Services.
    • You must see a counselor first if you think you need medication management, but you are eligible for two (2) psychiatric appointments before additional fees are given.
    • Need more appointments? Additional sessions range at $60-85/session. Outside referrals are offered too.Please visit counseling.dasa.ncsu.edu/resources/ for more info!
  • Sexual Assault Helpline – available 24/7, every day, all year at 919-545-4444.
  • Questioning your mental health? Take this anonymous screening at helpyourselfhelpothers.org.
  • Wellness and Recreation CenterNC State Wellness and Recreation empowers the Wolfpack community to thrive. Together, we explore and grow in these six elements of wellness: purpose, financial, physical, emotional, social and community.
  • Student Health – Provides services such as primary care, gynecology, physical therapy, nutrition counseling, pharmacy, dental, orthopaedogy, and gastroenterology.
    • Which health insurance is accepted at Student Health? Refer to healthypack.dasa.ncsu.edu/insurance-and-billing under the “Accepted Insurances” section.
    • Sign up for a GoodRx Prescription Discount card for FREE at goodrx.com/discount-card! This allows you to get discounts for prescription drugs at various pharmacies across the US!Did you know? FREE STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) tests are provided on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Student Health Services!
  • Pack Recovery – Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) serving students in recovery from substance use disorders. https://prevention.dasa.ncsu.edu/packrecovery/
  • Accommodations, Adjustments, & Accessibility – Students can request accommodations, schedule tests at the proctoring center, or ask questions at disability@ncsu.edu or visit dro.dasa.ncsu.edu.
  • Wolfpack Pick Up is a program from the Division of Academic and Student Affairs that provides rides for students living with disabilities and/or injuries to classes on main and Centennial campuses. https://wolfpackpickup.dasa.ncsu.edu/
  • Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Spaces – Feel welcome to visit the Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Spaces. Respectful spaces to serve all students to help with holistic wellness! go.ncsu.edu/interfaith-spaces

For assistance at the College of Design, please contact:

Campus Community

  • College of Design Student Organizations – For a list of College of Design student organizations, click here.
  • NC State Student Organizations – For a list of NC State student organizations, visit the Get Involved website.
  • SLACK – Connect with everyone at the College of Design through SLACK!
    • Contact Academic Advisor, Jenny Tiet, at jtiet@ncsu.edu to be emailed an invitation to join this forum! You can download Slack onto your computer, laptop, or personal devices as well.
  • College of Design Mentorship Program – SIGN UP to be a mentee at the College of Design’s Mentorship Program when the call goes out each August! It’s a great way to connect with your peers and add to your resume or CV! The assignments last a year, and you will be rewarded with new networks and professional development opportunities. Interested? Let us know at Student Services!
  • African American Cultural Center
  • GLBT Center
  • Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Women’s Center – Advocates at the Women’s Center provide support to survivors of sexual and relationship violence including stalking. 
  • International Services
  • Student Ombuds
  • On-Campus Events:
    • Packapalooza – Each August, roam Hillsborough Street to enjoy free gear, events, discounts, giveaways, concerts, and more at our annual Packapalooza! go.ncsu.edu/packapalooza
    • Red & White Week – Each fall, around October or November, NC State has its biggest celebration of the year- homecoming! https://redwhiteweek.ncsu.edu/
    • Wolfpack Welcome Week – During Wolfpack Welcome Week (WWW) you’ll begin to experience the best of NC State and create a foundation for a successful academic year. As we welcome our new students to the Wolfpack community, WWW is your time to learn about your new home, make new friends, build your community, and explore exciting ways to engage in and outside of the classroom.
  • Technology Services:
    • College of Design IT Lab – The William Keating Bayley Information Technology Laboratory, computing clusters, and checkout services are available to College of Design faculty, staff and students taking a College of Design course.
    • Laptop Rental – Need to rent out a laptop from the library for the semester? Visit http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/techlending/laptop-request to request it!
    • Free Microsoft Office – As an NC State student, you get FREE access to Microsoft Office 365. Visit oit.ncsu.edu/office-365/ to get it today!
  • Transportation transportation.ncsu.edu/local-transit – Ride our WolfLine FREE and/or get an annual $5 GoPass at ncsu.aimsparking.com to ride any GoRaleigh or GoTriangle bus (valid Aug 4, 202X – Aug 3, 202X).
    • Four GoRaleigh routes service the NCSU campus: Route 4, 11, 11L, and 12.
    • City’s R-Line goraleigh.org is a free downtown circulator bus and their map is available at https://goraleigh.org/sites/default/files/brochure/rlinemap.pdf.
    • Download the Transloc app from the Apple or Google Play Store to track the university buses on your phone.
  • Career Resources – Explore our College of Design’s Career Resources page or connect with our Director of Career and Academic Advising, Kathleen Fenner at kamonroe@ncsu.edu or 919-515-8325 for one-on-one assistance! She provides helpful professional development workshops each semester and it’s advertised on the Upcoming Events Calendar for all to join. In addition, she facilitates the Design Career Expo and Spring Interviews annually! Don’t miss your chance to join!
    • Career Development Center – Would you like more help outside of the Design realm? The Career Development Center at 2100 Pullen Hall can help prepare your resume, strengthen your interview skills, and provide business clothes as well.
  • DASA’s Graduation Regalia Loaner Program – Need to borrow regalia for graduation? Contact DASA’s Graduation Regalia Loaner Program at career-developt@ncsu.edu or 919-515-2396.

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