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COVID-19 Relief

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, we understand that this is a time of uncertainty for many of our Seahawk families. The following information should be useful in explaining what additional financial resources are available to you during this time of need.

Links to Success

Submit your FAFSA or add our school code to your current FAFSA. UNCW's FAFSA School Code is 002984

Familiarize yourself with the Financial Aid Section of mySeaport and your UNCW email account for important information. Check your email and mySeaport accounts at least weekly. Respond promptly to any requests for information to avoid delays in processing of your award. Once you have been offered financial aid, you can view your aid offer online via mySeaport. You must respond to offers for loans and for Federal Work Study. You do not have to respond to grant or scholarship awards.


If you have been asked to submit additional information, please be sure to check SeaNet under Student Requirements and Active Messages. Completed and signed forms may be faxed or scanned and emailed using the contact information located to the right of this page.


As part of UNCW’s commitment to help fortify your financial knowledge, we are happy to offer free access to GradReady for students, faculty, and staff. It is a way to help you feel more comfortable in today’s economy and to be better prepared to manage your financial future.

GradReady offers users the opportunity to learn at their own pace on topics such as:

  • Basic information about paying for college
  • How to create a budget
  • Savings
  • Identity Theft
  • Time management
GradReady contains different learning methods to appeal to anyone’s preferred way of learning. There are videos, downloadable PDFs, interactive components and quizzes to test your knowledge.

We want to help you establish good money habits and give you the skills you need to thrive wherever life takes you. Start today, welcome to GradReady!

The UNCW Scholarship Application opens December 1 through the priority date of March 1 for each new academic year. You must be a newly admitted or current student to access this scholarship application. UNCW's Office of Admissions offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to entering freshmen and transfer students independent of the scholarship application. These decisions are made using the content of the application for admission. Outcomes will typically be communicated to recipients by January. Meeting the minimum scholarship requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship award.


If you are planning to utilize any student loans (Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized) that you may have been awarded, you must complete the following:

Your loan funds will not disburse until all three of these steps have been completed. In addition, there are limits to the amounts of Federal Direct Loans you may borrow for your academic career. This is called the aggregate limit, which is specified in federal regulations. There is also a time limitation on Federal Direct Subsidized loans for students who are considered new or first-time borrowers. In addition, if a Federal Parent PLUS Loan or a Non-Federal/Private Loan is needed, visit our Financing page.


The Student Accounts & Cashiers Office is your point of contact for billing and charges. Once you have been awarded financial aid and all your requirements have been satisfied, your financial aid will be applied to your student account automatically.

If the amount of your financial aid is more than the amount you owe, you will have a credit balance. It will appear on your e-bill as a credit. Refunds are available as early as the first day of classes when using e-refund.

If the amount of your bill is more than the amount of financial aid you have, you must make payment or payment arrangements by the bill due date to avoid cancellation of registration.

Financial aid can be used to pay for books. To purchase books, students may:

Your Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated at the end of each term. To maintain financial aid eligibility:

  • You must earn a 2.0 GPA.
  • You must earn 67% of all the hours you attempt.
  • You must complete your program within 150% of the published length.

If you plan to attend summer school and wish to apply for financial aid, you must complete the Summer Aid Application, which is available in early spring (March 1). Financial aid awards for summer school are based on your remaining eligibility from the previous fall and spring, even if you attended another school.

Your Financial Aid Counselor

To help you navigate the process, we have assigned financial aid counselors based on last names and/or student status (military, athletes, etc.). This person can answer your questions and direct you to necessary resources.

Contact Our Office

The UNCW Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Phone: (910) 962-3177
Fax: (910) 962-3851

601 S. College Road
Warwick Center
Wilmington, NC 28403-5951