Financial Aid

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Financing a UNCW Education

Financing a UNCW education may seem like a challenging responsibility, so we do our best to make UNCW accessible to all who are granted admission. UNCW meets this promise through need-blind admissions and through financial aid.

Admissions decisions at UNCW are made without considering your family's financial need. For those who apply for need-based aid, determined by the FAFSA, we award the amount of federal, state, and institutional aid you qualify to receive. Our merit awards are limited, but are awarded to students based on the content of material submitted for the admission decision. For merit awards, students who meet the Early Action Decision deadline will be notified in December. Outcomes for scholarships associated with the university's scholarship application will be communicated in May.

Any college expenses not covered by financial aid are the responsibility of the student and/or family. When making preparations to cover these expenses, here are options you can consider:

1. Remitting full payment directly to Student Accounts & Cashier Services.

2. Remitting payments via the TealPay monthly payment plan.

3. Borrowing with the most affordable loan you have available to you. Students and their families have the right to use a lender of their own choosing, will not be penalized in any way for exercising such an option and will receive assistance from the campus in processing the loan of the student's choice.

If you wish to increase (or decrease) a loan that you already have, please complete contact your financial aid counselor.