The graduate students admitted to the NCCHE graduate program may be offered a Graduate Assistantship with a scholarship. The Graduate Assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week on the projects that will be assigned to them. During summer break, the number of hours of work may be increased up to 40 hours per week depending on the availability of the funds and the needs of the projects. In addition, M.S. and Ph.D. students who obtain TOEFL and GRE scores above a pre-determined level and who comply with certain criteria regarding their grade point average (GPA) may be eligible for an “Honors Scholarship” given by the University of Mississippi on a per year basis. The tuition fees and the non-resident fees are generally waived for graduate students receiving a scholarship above a certain limit.