Helping to prepare the student in your life for the transition to college is a huge undertaking. At UNC Greensboro we believe in supporting parents and family members during this time just as much as our incoming freshman. You have questions too, and that’s understandable. We’re here to help every step of the way with live info sessions, campus tours, and the availability to connect with an Admissions Counselor when you need it.

BENEFITS OF ENROLLING AT UNCG

When your student enrolls at UNCG it means they’re joining the Spartan Family. We truly are a family here, where students, faculty, and staff share their ambitions and challenge each other to achieve them. Class discussions are made richer and more meaningful thanks to our diverse student body that represents and accepts all kinds of backgrounds. Our professors will challenge and support your student, and we offer helpful resources like the Writing Center and a Career Services Center that will give them the tools to succeed. Also, programs like HonorsResidential Collegesundergraduate researchstudy abroad, and service learning add meaning to their experience at UNCG.

WHAT’S THE COST OF ATTENDANCE?

UNC Greensboro is one of the most affordable state institutions in NC. To have a better idea of the costs associated with your student’s tuition and fees you’ll need to understand the Cost of Attendance (COA), which is an estimated budget of what a student may spend over the course of the academic year. This estimate is based on local cost of living calculations and surveys of the student body. Financial aid awards cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance.

The Cost of Attendance is not the bill and is not designed to be an estimate of the bill. Students can view actual charges through the Student Account Center or use the Bill Estimator Tool.

There are two types of costs listed on the COA: direct and indirect. 

  • Direct costs are those that would normally appear on the student’s bill such as Tuition and Fees for their registered classes and housing and meal plan, if the student is living on campus. 
  • Indirect costs are estimated expenses that students may have, but are not part of the student’s bill. Types of “indirect” costs may include:
    • Rent if living off campus
    • Food such as groceries purchased outside of a meal plan
    • Books & supplies
    • Travel home or commuting costs
    • Personal and miscellaneous (shampoo, soap, new coat, linens, etc.)

WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?

A college education is one of the smartest investments for your student’s future. To help offset the costs, UNCG offers academically talented students a variety of merit-based scholarships. As your student progresses through their enrollment there are also several departmental scholarships they can apply for based on their major. Learn more with an overview of UNCG scholarships and how to apply.

AS A PARENT, WHAT’S MY ROLE IN THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS?

Parents of dependent students seeking financial aid for an undergraduate degree must participate in the financial aid application process by completing and signing the FAFSA along with the student, and providing documents if requested. Parents who are unsure about whether to include their information or another parent’s information, or who have questions about how to report details on the FAFSA, please refer to the Federal Student Aid website

When aid is awarded, it is usually all in the student’s name. Any grants, subsidized or unsubsidized loans, and/or scholarships are solely connected to the student. The student does not need a cosigner for their federal student loans. 

Parents may opt to apply for a Federal Parent PLUS loan if their student is considered a dependent on the FAFSA. If the parent is approved (based on a credit evaluation), the parent can take the loan for use toward the student’s educational costs. If the parent is denied, there is an option where the student can receive additional loan funds. The Parent PLUS loan application is available through the Federal Student Aid website. For a better understanding of Financial Aid basics visit the links below on Spartan Central, our one-stop resource for our students.

WHAT DOES UNCG DO TO ENSURE THEIR STUDENTS ARE SAFE?

Campus safety and the well being of our students is a top priority at UNC Greensboro. We have several measures in place that ensures our campus is a safe, welcoming environment. For starters, UNCG has a dedicated Campus Police Force as a resource to our community, centrally located on campus to provide safety and security.

WALK SAFE MOBILE APP

The purpose of the walk safe program is to provide someone from the police department to walk with faculty, staff, students, and visitors who feel unsafe at any hour on campus. Safe walks are provided by police officers, security officers and student rangers upon request. Students can call directly or request a safe walk through the LiveSafe Mobile Safety App!

EMERGENCY PHONES AND BLUE LIGHT POLES

UNCG has installed more than 300 emergency phones, including 105 “Blue Light Poles,” throughout campus. These phones provide direct voice communication to the UNCG Police Communications Center and are equipped to deliver emergency public address messages and to sound siren alarms.

SPARTANALERT RESPONSE SYSTEM

Helps to ensure campus-wide awareness of how to respond to crises. By using multiple communication systems, we provide rapid notification to our students.

TaKE THE NEXT STEPS

The best way to experience UNCG is to visit campus! In-person tours for Undergraduate Students are offered at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm each weekday and select Saturday’s during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Not ready to visit in-person? Start by exploring UNCG with our 360 Virtual Tour of Campus! You’ll gain a wealth of knowledge on school traditions, favorite locations, and everything we have to offer our Future Spartans.

UNCG offers more than 175 majors and concentrations for undergraduate students. There is something here for everyone, whether you’re interested in biology (our most popular major) or something unique like Interpreting, Deaf Education, and Advocacy – the only public 4-year program of its kind in NC..