Jump to main content

In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, employees in the Bear Central areas are working remotely in an effort to best support our campus community. We ask for your patience as some services may be limited and response time may increase. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to our COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

Bear Central

Bear Central, located on the second floor of the Campus Commons, is a hassle-free zone integrating the student services of the Office of Financial Aid, Bursar’s Office and Office of the Registrar in one central location.

Get help with billing, financial aid or registration questions and take care of other business — like updating your personal information, managing money, adding or dropping classes, reviewing grades and applying for your degree.

Check In Remotely

Short on time? Save your place in line by checking in remotely using BearQ. You'll get an estimated wait time and a heads-up when it's almost your turn. Learn more about BearQ.

You'll lose your spot in line if you don't arrive for your reservation. However, if you know you're running late for your reservation reply "M" to be pushed back in line to receive additional time.

Other ways to check in

Use the UNC Mobile App or the BearQ kiosk in Campus Commons.

Contact Bear Central

Campus Commons
Second Floor




Monday – Friday
8 am to 5 pm

BearQ is available during normal business hours.

Department Emails

Bear Central Offices

Our Mission

Bear Central supports all UNC students in achieving their educational goals and enhances the student experience by delivering centralized, efficient and accurate integrated business services in a welcoming environment.

Bear Central strives to maximize the student experience in the following areas: financial aid, student accounts (bursar) and registration services; connecting students with the appropriate tools and information for success.