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Miscellaneous Resources

Check out these resources from free computer software to clothes for an interview, childcare, and more.

Understanding the cost of living in the United States is an important first step to creating a budget for your spending. Creating a budget is a crucial component of a successful graduate school plan, and a thoughtful and thorough budget will help you avoid financial distress. This webpage attempts to walk you through some of the common costs, but please note this is not an exhaustive list of all the expenses you will encounter while living in the U.S. Click here to learn more and to make your budget.

Visit OIED’s Pregnancy and Parenting page for information about reasonable adjustments and other resources.

Are you looking for help paying for childcare? Visit for more information.

Money Talks are monthly opportunities offered in partnership with PNC Bank for students, faculty, and staff to speak one-on-one with a certified financial planner. Each session is offered in 20-minute increments. Our financial planner can cover a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Creating a Budget
  • Conquering Debt
  • Saving and Investing
  • Understanding Credit

Ask PNC: Have a question that doesn’t fit into any category? That is perfect because they are here to help. Make An Appointment

The Wolfpack Styled Professional Clothing Closet provides students with the professional clothing needed for an interview, a career fair, a conference, or for the first week of work.

As an NC State student, faculty, or staff member, you can download and install a free copy of the full MS Office suite (includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and you also have access to the cloud versions of these products (Office 365). Your free copy of Office 365 can be installed on multiple devices and comes with online file storage space in OneDrive.

NC State Libraries currently have a limited pool of laptops for short term lending. The libraries’ laptops are available for an 8-hour loan as a walk-up service within the libraries. Longer-term loans are no longer available. For specific technology and software needs, please contact library staff at the Ask Me desks within the libraries.

Women’s Center advocates provide support to survivors of sexual and relationship violence including stalking. Services include crisis counseling intervention, academic/housing advocacy, accompaniment to court, student conduct hearings, and law enforcement agencies, and referrals to other services on campus or in the community. The NC State Women’s Center serves all NC State students and we welcome students of all genders, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

Wellness Coaching lets you work on strategies and skills that help improve your lifestyle at NC State. Whether it’s eating healthier, getting better sleep or moving your body more, your coach can help you succeed. Establish your goals and your coach helps you reach them through creating a plan, provide you resources and hold you accountable. Wellness coaching is a free service, providing NC State students with the education, support and encouragement to develop healthy lifestyle behaviors.

The Sexual Assault Helpline (919.515.4444) is a 24/7/365 hotline available to anyone impacted by dating violence, sexual assault, rape, stalking or other forms of gender-based violence. Advocates provide callers with emotional support, and information about their rights, options, and resources. Students can also reach advocates by emailing

As a part of tuition and fees, the health fee at NC State covers routine visits to providers (physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) at Student Health Services. Services with a charge are offered at prices competitive with the community.

The Counseling Center’s diverse staff is trained to address academic, emotional and social concerns that are common to college students and may impact overall well-being.

The Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC) of the NC State Counselor Education Program provides accessible and affordable counseling services to individuals, couples, and families that focus on healthy personal, emotional, social, and career development. Our mission is to provide world-class community counseling and develop counselors, supervisors, and researchers for multicultural and social justice practice.

University Student Legal Services (USLS) is a nonprofit corporation created by Student Government and funded by student fees. The purpose of USLS is to provide education, advice, and representation within the scope of the prepaid student legal services plan. The service focuses on helping students resolve their legal problems with as little disruption as possible to their educational endeavors. The office promotes preventive law, equipping students to make informed choices.

Wolfline buses connecting campus are free to students and the public. The university offers discounted rates for GoRaleigh and GoTriangle bus passes.

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.

Search Wake County’s comprehensive directory to find services related to housing, food, mental health, medical healthcare, transportation, children and family services, financial assistance, substance use, reentry services, and much more.