Federal Student Aid via http://studentaid.ed.gov
Federal Student Aid from the U.S. Department of Education is the largest source of aid in America, providing over $150 billion in grants, work-study, and federal loans for students attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges, and career schools.
This comprehensive website is ogranized into sections covering how to prepare for college, the different types of aid, eligibility for aid, tips for filling out the Free Applicaiton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, and how to manage and repay your loan.
You may be eligible for multiple financial programs and, often, you may use multiple benefits at once; however some may conflict, forcing you to choose which to utilize. When in doubt about what you qualify for or which sources you can use together, check!
We strive to provide up to date, accurate information; however, we recommend you check original sources, especially for deadlines and eligibility.
There are many local and national scholarships or grants available to military or military family member students plus many additional funding sources for which you may be eligible; neither this list nor this guide is not all-inclusive. nor are they an endorsement of any one organization or source over another.
Please contact an appropriate member of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Veterans Resource team (e.g., Financial Aid representative) if you need further assistance pursuing options to fund your education.
Additional resources for UNC Veterans can be found on the Office of the Dean of Students' Veterans Resources Page.
These agencies administer state educational fellowships, grants, and loans. After the US government, states are the next largest source of educational funding.
CFNC.org (College Foundation of North Carolina)
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.
Note: Use the directories below to check both your state of residence and any state where you currently attend--or are interested in attending--school. If you hit outdated information in one of these, try the other.