FAFSA and CSS/Profile
The process for need-based financial aid begins with obtaining a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and a CSS/Financial Aid Profile form. The FAFSA can be obtained at local library, high school guidance counselor,online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or by phoning 1- 800-4FEDAID. The PROFILE is available online at http://www.collegeboard.org or by phoning 1-800-778-6888. The deadline for federal aid is March 1st.
This Office uses the FAFSA to evaluate your eligibility for federal financial aid and uses the CSS/PROFILE to evaluate your eligibility for UNC and state aid. The forms should be received by the processor by the preference deadline of March 1. This will mean completing and sending your forms at least two weeks in advance of this date, to insure a timely arrival. Scholarships, grants, lower interest loans and funds for campus jobs are limited and are offered first to students who meet the March 1st preference deadline. Applications received after the preference deadline will be considered as time and resources permit.