To-Do List


To-Do List

Located in the Student Services Center of ConnectCarolina. Indicates we are missing a document from the student or can serve as an instructional item, items needed for our office will be marked as ‘financial aid items’.

Total Income

The sum of all positive income to a family including pre-tax deductions. Total income is not reduced by negative income reported on the tax return or certain business deductions for the use of the home, depreciation, or other household expenses. 

Undergraduate Student

A student who is seeking a bachelor’s degree.


When a student is given permission by the university to be enrolled less than full-time (12+ credit hours) in any given semester.

Unsubsidized Loan

Direct unsubsidized loans are available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and they do not need to demonstrate financial need to qualify for the loan. PLUS, or parent loans, are also unsubsidized.


The process by which a financial aid office confirms the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile. Students are randomly selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Required to be completed before an award can be offered to a student and/or funds can be released.

Visiting Student

When the school you are taking classes at is not where you will be receiving your degree, you are instead taking some classes as a visiting student that will transfer back to the school where you will receive your degree.


When a student drops all courses after university census date, and will no longer be an enrolled student.


Work-Study programs offer the chance to earn college funds by working a part-time job on campus or at community service agencies. Work-Study is offered as both a federal program from the U.S. Department of Education and through Carolina Works, which is funded by the University. Work-Study eligibility is based on financial need and indicated interest from the FAFSA application.