Financial Aid

There are many different types of financial aid available to students. 

Aid may include federal grants, state grants, student loans, parent loans, and work-study employment. But for UNC Charlotte, only one application is required to apply for all of these types of financial aid; it is commonly referred to as the “FAFSA”.

Submit FAFSA beginning October 1

  • In order to apply for federal or state financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. It is available online at

School Code

  • Be sure you have listed the UNC Charlotte school code (002975) on the application so that we receive your FAFSA information.

Timeline for Financial Aid

  • It’s important to get started applying for financial aid as soon as possible. Although there are deadlines for applications and submitting required forms, it’s never too soon to begin the process of gathering your information. We strongly encourage all students and their families to start early.

View this information for more details on the four steps to financial aid.