Advice on Financial Aid
UNCW has more than 300 different scholarships on campus through admissions, financial aid, the Honors College, and the alumni association, as well as departmental scholarships, once students are in their majors. There is no automatic consideration for scholarships when you apply—you must apply separately by April 1. Visit uncw.edu/admissions/scholarships.html for more information. Submit a FAFSA to begin the financial aid process, and fill out a renewal FAFSA each year. Scholarships and grants are harder to come by than loans, so students have to work hard and be proactive to receive them.