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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.  

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA for the 2021-22 year opens October 1.  Apply early and every year to be eligible for maximum financial aid. All you need is your FSA ID and your 2019 tax information. You can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your and your parent(s) 2019 taxes into the FAFSA.  Be sure to file the FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 1 to ensure your access to the best financial aid package available.

Colorado Application State Financial Aid (CASFA)

The CASFA State of Colorado financial aid application process for DACA, undocumented, ASSET, or international students. This new online application (available since October 1, 2020) will be the same for all community colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities across Colorado, and the application will collect similar income and household information to the UNC Application for Aid or FAFSA. 

UNC Helped Lead Efforts in Development of Statewide Portal for Colorado ASSET Students

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (970) 351-4862 or ofa@unco.edu. We also take walk-in appointments Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

What You Need to Know About the 2021-22 FAFSA

UNC’s Federal School Code: 001349