Applying for Aid

For UNC Charlotte, only one application is required to apply for federal and state financial aid; it is commonly referred to as the “FAFSA”.

To apply for financial aid:

  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Be sure to enter our school code (002975) so that we receive your FAFSA information
  • All students must reapply for aid every year
  • You can apply for financial aid at any time, but will need to be fully admitted before you are given a financial aid package

Deadlines for submitting your FAFSA:

You will receive your financial aid offer based on when you submit your FAFSA*. The earlier you submit your FAFSA, the earlier you will receive your financial aid offer.

Incoming students: You don’t need to wait for your admission decision to submit the FAFSA.

Submit FAFSA by:Receive Aid Offer by:
Mar. 1On or after Apr. 1
After Mar. 1On a rolling basis

*Must have all outstanding requirements complete.

Need Help?

Check out this video for instructions on how to complete your FAFSA online!