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Student Resources

Studying social work means making the most of your education and your time at NC State. To help you achieve this goal, explore these tools and tips.

Student Organizations

Enrich your student experience by getting involved in extracurricular activities and honor societies on campus.

The SSWA aims to represent our Social Work student community across NC State campus and beyond.

Through workshops and engagement activities, the BSSWA strives to complement the academic requirements of the undergraduate social work program at NC State.

The GSSWA enhances and promotes the academic, professional and social development of graduate students in social work.

The Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Alpha National Honor Society was established in 1995 to recognize social work students who excel academically.

Men in Social Work provides a network and resource for men in our school and our male alumni. We create a rapport among students and alumni to support males interested in pursuing social work careers.

The North Carolina Child Welfare Collaborative strengthens public child welfare services in the state by increasing the numbers and diversity of well-trained BSW’s and MSW’s working in local Departments of Social Services. Students complete a Child Welfare course and seminar as well as complete their internship in a Child Welfare agency.

Wolfpack Beds is a student organization that began as a service project in 2023. Their main project is to use recycled plastic grocery bags to create transportable sleeping mats for the unhoused community in Raleigh who are unable to access shelter. 


Think of your advisor as your professional guide to your academic and professional careers. Advising is a partnership between you and your advisor that is grounded in frequent and ongoing communication regarding personal goals, self-knowledge and information concerning the social work profession, your studies, and how university policies pertain to you and your academic career.

Field Practicum

As a Social Work student at NC State, you’ll think and do by applying what you learn in the classroom in the field. Our undergraduate and graduate students complete their field practicum at diverse placements ranging from nonprofits to social services agencies. We believe your field practicum is the most essential component of your social work education.

Our prep for field courses help you identify your interests within the field and then our field coordinator(s) will assist you with finding the right placement. Weekly supervision and field seminars will help you reflect on what you’re learning and how best to work with different clients and in different scenarios.

Wolfpack Wellness

Being a member of our Pack means taking care of yourself and helping others in need. No matter what you’re looking for, our community is here to support your well-being.

A student walks past Page Hall through the Court of North Carolina on a spring day.
A student walks past Page Hall through the Court of North Carolina on a spring day. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Financial Aid

Fellowships, scholarships and financial aid are available to all students. Be sure to submit documents early when applying as there are many students who apply for these programs. 

Newly admitted students must pay their advanced enrollment deposit immediately after accepting admission into NC State. Keep in mind that your advisor will not be able to see any of your information until 24 hours after you have paid your advanced enrollment deposit. 

All students have the option to make payments on your NC State tuition bills by using the Tuition Management System. This payment plan, allows students to make five small payments towards their bill. Visit the link provided for further details. 

In the event that a student is denied financial assistance, students have the opportunity to appeal for the aid they were denied. Contact your financial aid officer or academic advisor for more information.

Conduct Research

All our students engage in research that matters. Undergraduates can work alongside a faculty mentor with support from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Graduate students and faculty members work together across disciplines that support our graduates in their careers. Talk to your advisor about how you can get engaged with research.

Helpful Links

Our scholarship opportunities include:

  • Leland E. and Nancy Garrett Scholarship
  • The Dereck Whittenburg Foundation Scholarship
  • The Myatt-Peebles Scholarship
  • The Rosemary Anne Fike Merit Scholarship

To see more information about our scholarships, as well as other NC State scholarships, please visit our Scholarships page.

To see information about CHASS Scholarships, please visit their page here.

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