International Students

Federal financial assistance may be available to international students who qualify as eligible non citizens. Generally, a student is an eligible non citizen if the student is:

  • A U.S. permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
  • A conditional permanent resident (I-551C)
  • The holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing one of the following designations:
    • Refugee
    • Asylum Granted
    • Parolee
    • Cuban-Haitian Entrant

To be considered for federal financial assistance, eligible non citizens must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, eligible non citizens must meet all other requirements necessary to receive federal financial assistance. (For more information, see the Eligibility section of this web site.)

Students that are neither U.S. citizens nor eligible non-citizens are not eligible for federal financial assistance. However, these students may still be eligible for other types of aid such as university-based funds. For more information, international students can contact the UNC Center for International Education.

In addition to the UNC scholarship application, UNC does offer limited financial aid to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Officially admitted to a degree seeking program
  • Asset Eligible as based on the 2013 State of Colorado Asset Bill
  • Determined Financially needy based upon the completion of either the FAFSA or the UNC alternate application.

DREAMer (undocumented/DACA) Students

To verify if you are ASSET eligible, and to find out more about resources we offer DREAMers, please look at our DREAMer at UNC Brochure (ENGLISH VERSION or SPANISH VERSION) and contact Larissa Romero-Perry, Enrollment Coach and Recruiter at or (970)-351-3397.