Topics: Financial aid
UNC offers need-based financial aid to help off-set the costs of attendance. Eligibility for financial aid is based on information provided by students on FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the CSS/PROFILE. Parents’ income and assets factor into how much a student will receive. Students must request financial aid yearly and fill out new forms each time.
UNC tries to meet the full extent of a student’s financial need. Nearly half of the students receive aid, and 1 in 3 students borrow to afford school. Average student debt is lower at UNC than at similar schools.
March 23, 2017
The nationwide data retrieval tool for the Free Application For Federal Student Aid — otherwise known as FAFSA — is unavailable until further notice.
January 18, 2017
Warm beams of winter sunlight streamed into C’s North Campus dorm room on the morning of her last first day of classes.
August 21, 2016
Katie Ziglar became the new director of the Ackland Art Museum on July 6. Ziglar comes to the Ackland from the Freer and Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Institute.
June 27, 2016
UNC has hired Rachelle Feldman to succeed Shirley Ort. Ort has been the director of scholarships and student aid for 18 years.
April 19, 2016
As a first-generation college student, UNC first-year Eddy Fernandez had one big worry — the cost.
January 24, 2016
The Obama administration proposed an expansion of the Pell Grant program by $2 billion in early January to increase the number of low-income students who graduate on time.
January 18, 2016
Congress is looking to lower the cost of college for middle- to low-income families — this time through a proposed bill that might compel universities to dedicate more money to financial aid.
November 05, 2015
The College Board released its annual Trends in Higher Education report this week, which outlined the rising cost of college tuition and the importance of financial aid.
August 31, 2015
Undergraduate and graduate students — regardless of their financial situation and when they took out federal loans — can apply for pay-as-you-earn federal direct loans this year under a recent revision by the U.S.
August 24, 2015
In an attempt to simplify the conversation around higher education, a new study has proposed a benchmark to clarify the cost of college.
March 18, 2015
A complicated loan system has roiled students for years — and in his latest higher education proposal, President Barack Obama says he's hoping to simplify the process of taking out and repaying loans.
February 09, 2015
The financial aid realm is notorious for its 100-plus-question form and the headaches it creates for students — but a new report offers proposals to simplify the financial aid and loan repayment process.
February 04, 2015
So far, Jose has defied the odds.
January 11, 2015
Some UNC students who rely on refund checks to pay for necessary living expenses felt hung out to dry by the amount of time it took for their refunds to be delivered.
December 02, 2014
UNC Chapel Hill is often ranked as a price-conscious college, and both administrators and students are fighting to keep it that way.
October 21, 2014
Freshman Hiren Gihwala could go to UNC without financial aid, but the aid he received gave him the stability he needed to take advantage of other opportunities at the University.
October 07, 2014
North Carolina ranks second in the nation for having the lowest in-state public university tuition for low-income students, according to a report released by the New America Foundation.
October 01, 2014
The federal government confirmed funding for a substantial fellowship program Wednesday — two months after UNC students needed to hear it.
September 29, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday a national drop in the default rate on federal student loans — and though UNC’s rate remained low overall, the University experienced an increase in its default rate.