Congratulations on your student's admission!
Here is a quick reference list for enrolling your student at UNC Charlotte. View the complete list of action items here.
Paying for College
UNC Charlotte is one of the best values in higher education. Visit our Paying for College page for the estimated cost of attendance, housing, and meals.
Applying for Financial Aid
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 up to $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. Financial awards will only be sent to the students UNC Charlotte email address.
The admissions application is not used to determine scholarship recipients, nor does UNC Charlotte award scholarships to all incoming freshmen who meet minimum academic requirements. Students must apply for all university scholarships using the NinerScholars Portal. The NinerScholars Portal gives students access to more than 1,000 scholarships awarded by UNC Charlotte with one application, through one online system. Students do not need an admission decision prior to applying for scholarships.
Students are billed electronically and no paper bills are mailed to the home. Students must establish family members as Authorized Payers before a family member will be able to access and pay on a student's account. Full payment of tuition and fees is due by the due date on your bill. Payment plans are also available to assist students and their families.
SOAR stands for Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration. This program assists students with their transition to UNC Charlotte and allows them to meet with an academic advisor and register for fall classes. Students will also learn important information about the university and all of the services in place to promote success. In order to register for fall semester classes, it is mandatory that all students attend all programs within a SOAR session.
Parent Programs for SOAR
We welcome and encourage parents/family members to join us for Summer Freshmen SOAR program. More than just another campus tour, SOAR introduces parents/family members to many of the academic programs and special services available at UNC Charlotte. Parents/family members will have the opportunity to talk with University administrators, faculty members and Orientation Counselors (OCs) in a specialized and family-tailored environment. There are several opportunities to reconnect throughout the day for students and parents and family members as some informational presentation sessions are not held together.
We have on-campus residence halls, including Learning Communities where students can live with others who have the same major or interests. Our housing consists of high-rise towers, suite style residence halls, and apartments. For information on our residence halls and our service offerings, please visit the Future Resident section of the housing website.
Students will apply for housing using information provided in their acceptance letter from the Undergraduate Admissions Office. There is a separate online application for housing.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, is the United States federal law that provides privacy protection for students regarding various education records. FERPA applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds. This means that students' educational records are considered confidential.
Generally, parents/guardians are not permitted access to student education records without the student's written and signed consent (for each individual record). Students can receive the consent forms at SOAR.