Changing Your Name with UNC

  • Please note that if you are changing your legal name with UNC, you must also change it with the Social Security Administration if your new name is different from the name they have.
  • Also, if you have a financial aid application on file, you must make the change to your name on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid after you have made the change with Social Security. Students with Pell Grants who do not follow the procedure risk losing the Pell Grant until the issue is resolved.