Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid at Fayetteville State University. We offer an array of different options to help you with your educational expenses. You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grants, scholarships, work-study, and student loans.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available on October 1 for each academic year, so don't miss out! We understand applying for financial aid can be overwhelming, and confusing for our current and prospective students. If you need assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA --- www.fafsa.ed.gov), please contact us at 910.672.1325, or visit us at the Lilly Building, first floor.

FAFSA Verification Process

In order to better serve you, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid has partnered with CFI School Services (College Foundation Incorporated) to complete verification for the 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 aid years.

If you receive an email or letter from CFI School Services, verification@SSCwp.org or echosign.com, please respond to CFI School Services immediately.

Failure to respond will result in a delay of your financial aid. For questions regarding the verification process or CFI School Services, please go to www.SSCwp.org or call 1-855-328-4400.

Steps for Applying for Financial Aid

To be eligible for scholarships, grants, work-study, and/or loans, students must complete each of the following steps.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - This form can be obtained at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. The FAFSA must be filed to determine a student's financial need and eligibility for financial aid at Fayetteville State University.
  2. Verification - The U.S. Department of Education randomly selects a certain percentage of financial aid applications for verification. Students whose applications are selected for verification will be contacted by CFI School Services (College Foundation Incorporated). If you receive an email from verification@SSCwp.org or echosign.com, please respond immediately. For questions regarding the verification process or CFI School Services, please send an email verification@SSCwp.org or call 1-855-328-4400. You will need to submit requested documents to CFI School Services, and the documents can be sent by email, fax, or uploading directly from the portal, https://www.sscwp.org/. If you do not submit requested documents in a timely manner, your award letter will be delayed.
  3. Award Letter - When the review process is complete, the student will receive an award letter. The award letter is also available in Banner Self Service. Students who receive an award letter should go to Banner Self Service to accept, reduce, or decline their federal student loans. Loan funds will not pay to student accounts unless they are accepted on Banner Self Service. In Banner, students can view their financial aid status at any time. They can also view any outstanding requirements, view their student account summary, and view and pay bills.
  4. Summer School - Applicants must submit a separate summer school application that is available online and will be due by May 11 for Summer Session 1 and June 8 for Summer Session 2.