Federal Student Aid via https://studentaid.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 organized into sections to understand aid, apply for aid, complete and process your aid, and to manage your loans whether you are considering school, in school, a parent, or in repayment.
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 all-inclusive. nor are they an endorsement of any one organization or source over another.
Additional resources for UNC Veterans can be found on the Carolina Veterans Resources Center (UNC Student Affairs Dean of Students).
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.
Health Sciences Library
335 S. Columbia Street Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7585
(Google Maps for directions)
This guide was developed with assistance from the following people:
Kyle Gray, Director of Development, Department of Allied Health Sciences
Brenda Everett Mitchell, Associate Chair for Student Services and AHEC Operations