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 1
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!

Check out this video for instructions on how to complete your FAFSA via the mobile app!