Applying for Aid – Aid applications are due each year by March 1. Applications forms — the FAFSA and the CSS PROFILE — are available January 1. You don’t have to wait for admission in order to apply for aid.
Applications are accepted after March 1, but available aid may be limited. The sooner you apply, the better!
Award Notification – Notifications about aid awards will begin in March and continue through the spring. After you apply, visit your ConnectCarolina to check your application status. Once an award is posted, an email will be sent to your UNC e-mail account.
Additional Documentation - Sometimes, we need more information to calculate your financial aid. We’ll e-mail a request to your UNC e-mail address, so monitor your UNC account closely. The sooner we get documents from you, the sooner we can finalize your aid.
There are two applications to be completed by undergraduate students:
Both forms should be submitted by March 1 to meet the priority deadline. Late applications are accepted, but aid resources may be limited.
If additional documentation is needed, you may receive an estimate of aid eligibility based, pending a final decision. You will be notified by e-mail if we need more information, and your aid award will be confirmed after you’ve submitted any additional documents.
Only one application is required for graduate and professional students:
This form must be submitted on or before March 1st to meet the priority application deadline. Late applications will be accepted, but priority processing time and funds are reserved for those meeting the priority deadline.
Once your application is submitted, financial aid eligibility will be determined. In rare circumstances, additional information will be requested from you prior to determining eligibility.