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The Office of Student Financial Aid maintains a scholarship search database to help students locate and apply for scholarships on campus. Please review the database carefully, as application guidelines, deadlines and award offerings will vary between scholarships.

Scholarships

In addition to reviewing the online scholarship database, incoming freshmen may want to learn more about the Levine Scholars Program. Each year, the Levine Scholars Program awards 15 scholarships to incoming freshmen who present an excellent academic record, demonstrate a commitment to community service, and possess a capacity for ethical leadership. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room and board, books, a laptop computer, a grant to implement a service project of the scholar's own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness, and an international perspective. The total value of the Levine Scholarship is estimated at $90,000 per in-state student and $140,000 per out-of-state student.Requirements for consideration include:

  • Students must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation.
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.
  • Interested students should demonstrate a commitment to community service, hold an academic record that reflects a sustained passion for knowledge and possess a capacity for ethical leadership.
  • Seniors must receive a nomination from their high school counselor by October 15. Nominations will be accepted starting on August 25 and school counselors should submit nominations here.
  • Once nominated, nominees will receive access to the supplemental application via email. The Levine Scholars Supplemental Application must be completed and submitted online by November 8.

Nominees who have submitted a complete Freshman Admissions Application and Levine Supplemental Application by November 8 will be considered for the Levine Scholarship. Applications will be reviewed in November and December. In January, finalists will be contacted and invited to attend the Finalist Program. Levine recipients will be notified by mail in early March.

FINANCIAL AID UNC Charlotte administers both need-based student financial aid and merit-based assistance. About 61% of the over $100 million administered by the University's Office of Student Financial Aid is based on financial need, with the remainder based on achievement, skills and abilities.

Whether aid is need-based or merit-based, there are two other distinctions: gift aid and self-help aid. Gift aid carries no repayment or service requirement, and is typically grants and scholarships. Self-help aid requires repayment or service in return, and is typically loans and employment.

Financial Aid at UNC Charlotte consists of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment. The Financial Aid Office attempts to determine an aid package which meets each student's financial need. Because of limited funds, the university is not able to meet the full need of all eligible students. If you have any questions, please contact our Financial Aid Department at 704-687-5504 or by e-mail.

Federal financial aid is primarily in the form of student and parent loans plus Pell Grants for lower income families. All freshmen students, regardless of family income, qualify for the Federal Direct Student Loans in the amount of $5,500. The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is available to parents for additional amounts up to total costs. We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine any assistance which may be available.

The priority deadline for applying for financial aid is March 1st, and the school code for UNC Charlotte is 002975.