Putting Carolina
within reach

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Putting Carolina
within reach

We work hard to keep Carolina affordable for every student who earns admission.

The mission of the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid is to ensure students can study at Carolina regardless of their ability to pay.

Striving to maximize funds, exercise good stewardship, and support student success, we work together to:

  • Assist in the recruitment, retention, and success of our students,
  • Improve quality and efficiency while providing great care,
  • Remain inclusive in all policies and practices,
  • Honor diversity and show respect to one another, and
  • Support the University’s enrollment and campus community goals

View our Aid Profile

FAFSA Simplification

In an effort to simplify the financial aid process you will see a new FAFSA for 2024-2025, this is part of what is known as FAFSA Simplification. The FAFSA Simplification Act represents a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid.

Commitment to N.C. Families

We will expand the University’s long-standing commitment to access and affordability for North Carolina families. This commitment broadens that tradition established by successful and inspiring programs such as the Carolina Covenant and Blue Sky Scholars, among others. We want to make sure students know financial constraints should not stand in the way of their dreams. – Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor

Creating Required PIN Numbers

To protect and keep your information safe you will need to set up two Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) in ConnectCarolina. The PINs will be requested from you, or someone asking for information on your behalf to discuss account information when calling, emailing, or coming in person to our office.

Consent and Consumer Information

Find out more about required steps to view and share financial aid information.

Receiving Offered Aid

Wondering when you will receive your offered aid? Check out our disbursement dates to see when aid will be applied to your university bill.

Apply Now For 2023-2024

The 2023-2024 FAFSA and CSS profile applications are now available. Remember the earlier you apply, the better!

Learn more about Carolina

Our office works hard to help students in many ways, learn more about some of our programs and offerings!