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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. Explore below to learn more!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ENROLLING AT UNC GREENSBORO?

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 Honors, Residential Colleges, undergraduate research, study abroad, and service learning add meaning to their experience at UNCG.

LEARN WHY OUR STUDENTS CHOSE UNCG

  • 20,000 students, including 16,000 undergrads, chose UNCG.
  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.
  • Average class size is 25 students.
  • We offer 175 undergraduate majors and concentrations.
  • 84% of our full-time first year students receive some form of financial aid.
  • 80% of freshmen live on campus.
  • 450+ undergraduate students study abroad each year.
  • More than 700 undergraduate students participate in funded research each year.
  • Our students represent 48 states and 69 countries.

Our Grads Go Farther

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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.

More information about 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.

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.)
Estimated Campus-Based Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

2021-2022 Academic Year Estimated Undergraduate Cost of Attendance
Undergraduate Full-Time (12 Hours per semester)

On Campus In-State Out-of-State
Tuition* $4,422 $19,582
Fees* $3,046 $3,046
Books & Supplies** $1,000 $1,000
Room** $5,766 $5,766
Board** $3,920 $3,920
Transportation** $630 $1,210
Loan Fees** $50 $50
Personal/Miscellaneous** $1,570 $1,570
Total $20,404 $36,144

*DIRECT COSTS – Estimated expenses that will appear on student’s bill.
**INDIRECT COSTS – Estimated expenses that will not appear on student’s bill but have been used to calculate financial aid award for the academic year.


WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH COSTS?

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. Read on for an overview of these scholarships and how to apply.

BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIPS

Academically talented incoming freshmen are eligible for this merit-based scholarship which varies in value and duration. Students planning to enroll in the Fall semester would need to apply by January 15th of that academic year. When the Admissions Office receives their application, they will automatically be considered for our Blue & Gold Scholarships.

CHANCELLOR AND SPARTAN SCHOLARSHIPS

A select number of students who show academic merit and have financial need are eligible for these scholarships. Much like the Blue & Gold Scholarship, no secondary application is necessary beyond submitting your UNCG Application by January 15th and filing your student’s FAFSA to determine the aid need. Students will be notified by the Admissions Office or the Financial Aid Office no later than the end of January based on eligibility.

SAY YES TO UNCG

This is available to high school graduates of the Guilford County School System who meet federal aid standards. For consideration your student must submit an application to UNCG within 15 months of their high school graduation, file their FAFSA, and complete and submit a Say Yes Guilford County Tuition Scholarship Application, along with all other required documentation of residency and public school attendance.

UNCG GUARANTEE

This scholarship is available to high-achieving, low-income N.C. residents who plan to enroll in UNCG as full-time students. Students must submit their application to UNCG within eight months of graduating from high school, file their FAFSA, and complete the UNCG Guarantee Eligibility Screening to help us determine if they are an eligible candidate. We offer priority consideration to candidates who apply before December 1st!

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MATH PREPARATION SCHOLARSHIPS (STAMPS 3.0)

Any pell-eligible freshman or community college transfer student with a 3.0 or higher GPA who is planning to major in Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, or Physics is invited to apply to be a STAMPS Scholar. Eligible students will receive an invitation to apply for the STAMPS 3.0 scholarship program via email with instructions on how to apply.

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Your student also has access to a plethora of external scholarships available to help offset the cost of their education. To Learn more about UNCG scholarships and other non UNCG-affiliated opportunities visit Spartan Central – Types of Aid


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.


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