Paying for College: A Guide for
UNCG Students and Families

How to pay for college is a common concern for students and families. There is a lot to consider, and establishing a plan depends a great deal on individual circumstance. With this in mind, UNCG created the "Paying for College" video series for students and families who want to learn more about the resources available to them as they consider the cost of college.

Important dates and numbers

  • FAFSA applications for the upcoming academic year are accepted beginning October 1.
  • October 1st through December 1st is UNCG’s priority filing period for FAFSA submission.
  • UNCG's federal school code is 002976. You must enter this code on the FAFSA to have your information sent to UNCG.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

In this video, you will learn:

  • What the FAFSA is
  • Why it is important
  • How and when to file it
  • And what to expect after you have submitted it

Scholarships & Grants

In this video, you will learn:

  • The difference between a scholarship and a grant
  • The importance of the FAFSA when seeking scholarships and grants
  • And where to find more information about available scholarships and grants

Student Loans

In this video, you will learn:

  • How loans differ from scholarships and grants
  • The difference between federal and alternative loans
  • And questions to consider before borrowing money

Have questions about financial aid?

The UNCG Financial Aid Office is an excellent resource for navigating the financial aid process. Our financial aid officers invite students and families at any stage of the college application and financial aid process to call or visit to learn more.

Phone: 336-334-5702
Walk-ins: 159 Mossman Building, Greensboro, NC 27412

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