FSU Extends “Decision Day” Deadline for New Undergraduate Students to May 15

Date: March 22, 2024

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.  Fayetteville State University is extending the traditional May 1 intent to register deadline, or Decision Day, to May 15 for incoming undergraduate students. The deadline is extended for new first-year and transfer students enrolling this fall.

The college admission process is experiencing complications due to unexpected delays after the U.S. Department of Education overhauled the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) last fall. A completed FAFSA is required for any student seeking federal financial aid. 

“Fayetteville State University offers great academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities for students and we have applications from premier academic performers across the nation,” said, Pamela Baldwin, Ed.D, associate vice chancellor for student success and enrollment management. “We want to make sure students and their families are fully equipped to make this monumental decision.”

FSU’s leadership is deciding to extend the deadline by two weeks to give students and families adequate time to receive student financial aid information and how it affects their financial circumstances. Typically, students get information from the FSU Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid in March. Due to the FAFSA delays, students are projected to receive information in April.

Fayetteville State University joined the NC Promise initiative making tuition $500 a semester starting fall 2022. The university was recently ranked No. 23 on College Consensus’s The 100 Most Affordable Colleges & Universities for 2024 list. Additionally, the 30-60-90 Initiative and Free Summer School program emphasizes FSU’s commitment to students graduating in four years or less and reducing student loan debt.

Students interested in attending FSU can still completed the FAFSA by visiting www.studentaid.gov. For more information about admissions and financial aid, go to www.uncfsu.edu/admission-and-aid.

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