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File the FAFSA every academic year, as early as possible, starting October 1 the year before the fall semester when aid is needed. Visit the page below for a refresher on the basics of Financial Aid and to file your FAFSA.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is here to help eligible students apply for financial aid, understand the different types of financial aid available, and make the most of their financial aid awards. Our staff has the financial aid knowledge and experience to guide students and families and is available during office hours to answer questions throughout the financial aid application, awarding, and payment process.

Want to add UNCG to your FASFA? The UNCG Federal School Code is 002976.

New Students

Learn the basics of applying, accepting, and keeping financial aid.


What role parents can play throughout the aid application process.

Recent News

Your 2023-24 UNCG financial aid award is now in process

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is currently processing financial aid awards for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year and will begin sending official award notification letters to your home address beginning mid-March.


Get tips and advice for filing the FAFSA.

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Financial Aid Basics

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed navigating the financial aid process. This page is designed to help students with the basics, including the main steps along the way, information on how aid is calculated, how to maintain aid eligibility, tips for using UNCGenie, and important terms and definitions. Steps in the process Step 1:File a FAFSAFile…

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Eligibility for Student Types

Aid Eligibility for Student Types To be considered for most types of aid, including Federal Student Loans, all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible for aid through the FAFSA, students must:  Be accepted to or enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program.Be making satisfactory progress toward…

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Types of Aid

There are many types of financial aid available to UNC Greensboro students looking for assistance with the costs of college. Aid can come from a variety of sources that may or may not require a FAFSA. UNCG recommends that all students file a FAFSA every year to maximize their eligibility for the most types of…

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Applying for Financial Aid

UNC Greensboro financial aid – such as loans, grants, and some scholarships – is awarded through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to eligible students based on information reported each year in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A new FAFSA should be filed each year the student wants to be considered…

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Reviewing and Accepting Your Award

When the student’s financial aid award package is available, they can view it online at UNCGenie. Students should review their aid notice carefully to ensure they understand what they have been offered.  Students must officially accept each of the elements of their award in order for the funds to be disbursed to their account. Students…

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Aid Disbursement

Financial aid funds are paid out to students at the beginning of the semester as long as the student is registered for classes and financial aid awards have been accepted. What to expect of the disbursement process About 10 days before the start of the term, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships begins disbursing…

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Summer Financial Aid

Students enrolled in summer courses can receive financial aid. Because the term is shorter and has several “parts of term,” the aid process is a little different than what happens in fall and spring. Applying for summer aid Students who have a current-year FAFSA on file will be automatically considered for summer aid as soon…

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Study Abroad Financial Aid

Students attending a semester or academic year abroad program are eligible to use financial aid to assist with their costs just as they would if they were taking classes on campus at UNCG. Applying for aid Students studying abroad should follow the standard process to apply for financial aid. (See “How to Apply” section for…

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