By March 1, undergraduate students should complete both:
Both forms should be submitted by March 1, but early applications are strongly encouraged. Applications are available beginning in October, and you don’t have to wait for admission before applying for aid. Late applications are accepted, but the sooner you apply, the better.
To complete your federal aid forms, you’ll need to create an FSA ID — the digital signature that allows you to access and sign federal documents. Use this form to keep track of your FSA ID records. You’ll need them in future years.
You may receive an estimated aid award before your offer is finalized. You will be notified by e-mail if we need more information, and your aid will be confirmed after you’ve submitted additional documents.
Only one application is required for graduate and professional students:
This form should be submitted on or before March 1st. Late applications are accepted, but the sooner you apply, the more aid is likely available.
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.
Returning students must reapply by March 1 each year. Late applications are accepted, but 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.