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 DAYS

If you need assistance with completing the 2021-2022 FAFSA, join the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid for virtual FAFSA Days!

  • Friday, Oct. 16, 2 PM
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 2 PM
  • Friday, Dec. 11, 2 PM

To register, visit: bit.ly/register_FAFSADay

FAFSA Verification Process

If you receive an email or letter from the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid. Please respond immediately with the necessary documents as requested.

Failure to respond will result in a delay of your financial aid. For questions regarding the verification process, please email finaid@uncfsu.edu, call 910-672-1325 or schedule an appointment https://bit.ly/FinancialAid_Bookings.

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 the Office os Scholarships & Financial Aid. If you receive an email about required documents needed to complete the verificaiton process, please respond immediately. For questions regarding the verification process please send an email finaid@uncfsu.edu or call 910-672-1325. You will need to submit requested documents to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, and the documents can be sent by email, fax, or mailed to 1200 Murchison Road, Lily Gym, Fayetteville, NC 28301. 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 - Students are awarded based on summer registration.