In fairness to both the student and to the NACS program, no student should be accepted—regardless of qualifications—unless there is reasonable guarantee of full financial support for that student for at least four years. Financial support is available from a number of sources, including teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. Students do not teach in their first year.
The requirements of the NACS program and the dedicated attention required for successful completion of a research project preclude outside employment for NACS students.
NACS strongly encourages students to apply for external funding. NACS has a Grants Development Specialist who can help with the applications.