We’ve outlined the steps for applying for aid here. But if you have any questions, we’re always here to help!
Step 1: Complete the FAFSA
Completing the FAFSA is your first step in applying for financial aid.
UNC Asheville’s Federal School Code is 002907. To be eligible for financial aid, you must:
- Fill out the FAFSA
- Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an eligible degree program
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Have a Social Security Number
- Make satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Financial Aid Handbook
- Register with the Selective Service, if required
Step 2: Verification (if needed)
Verification is the process used to check the accuracy of the information provided by the student applicant and family when applying for Federal Student Aid. When verification is required for an application, that application is said to have been “selected” for verification.
Not all financial aid recipients will be selected for verification, but if your application is selected for verification it is important to provide the required documents to complete the process.
Step 3: Agree to Terms & Conditions
After you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid has all other required documentation (e.g. Verification, if required), your financial aid will be awarded. When awarded, students must agree to a set of terms and conditions that govern their financial aid. These terms and conditions are based on federal, state, and institutional policies and apply to all students who receive aid while attending UNC Asheville.
Step 4: Accept Your Financial Award
Once your financial aid application has been processed we will send an award notification to your UNC Asheville email account. If you have been admitted to UNC Asheville but have not yet enrolled, you will have received instructions on how to set up your UNC Asheville email account in your acceptance packet. You must first read and accept Terms & Conditions before you can access your awards.
Read the award notification carefully for instructions on accepting/declining awards, for information on forms you may need to submit to the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, and for information on any online processes you may need to complete.