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When visiting the Office of Financial Aid, wear a mask and follow all signs and posted placards to keep the UNC community healthy.

All financial aid funds are applied to the student bill beginning the first week of school each semester provided the student and/or parent has completed all tasks for the aid to pay. Please review your Ursa account to make sure you have accepted your aid and completed any loan lender tasks required. 

All financial aid refunds will be provided by a mailed check or a direct deposit. Students will not be able to pick up refund checks at Bear Central in efforts to comply with UNC’s social distancing, health and safety measures.  

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.)