Applying for Financial Aid

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

To apply for financial aid:

  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The application opens Oct 1 each year.
  • 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 before you are admitted, but we cannot tell you what you are eligible for until you are admitted.

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:   
January 1 March 
March 1 April 15
After March 1 On a rolling basis




*Must have all outstanding requirements complete.

Need Help?

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