Financial Aid Overview

Mission Statement

The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid is charged with maintaining the university standard for providing outstanding student financial aid service and choice, who without financial assistance would not be able to attend an institution of higher learning. The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid strives to maximize available funds and exercise good stewardship per the United States Department of Education. The continuous goals are to assist in the recruitment and retention of students, improve service to students and support long range enrollment and campus planning goals.



By the numbers: Our campus is home to many students, representing a diverse range of backgrounds and interests, all pursuing their academic and personal goals with passion and purpose.



Our campus celebrates inclusivity and is proud to have a vibrant community of minority students, who bring unique perspectives and enrich our campus culture with their diverse experiences and contributions.


Female Students

Our campus is proud to have a student body that is 70% female, reflecting our commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering women to pursue their academic and career aspirations with confidence and success.


Students to Faculty

Our campus provides a personalized learning experience that fosters strong relationships between students and faculty, promotes academic excellence, and prepares students for success in their chosen fields.

How do I apply for financial aid?

We know that applying for financial aid can be overwhelming, and confusing for some students and families. We are here to assist you with each step of the process. In order to be eligible and receive a financial aid award that includes Federal grants, student loans, or work-study assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on applying for Federal Student Aid, go to If you need assistance completing the FAFSA you can contact us via email at, or call us at (910) 672-1325.

A federally mandated process to confirm the accuracy of data provided by selected applicants on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To complete the verification process, the student, their parent(s), or spouse, if applicable, are required to provide certain documents to the school for review. If the documentation the student provides the institution doesn't match what was reported on the FAFSA, verification can result in changes to the student's financial aid eligibility, and/or financial aid offers.

All documentation must be submitted to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid prior to a student being awarded. Please choose one of the following methods to submit documentation:

Please allow ten business day for the verification process once all requested documents have been submitted to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.

Financial aid is money to help pay for college. Grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships help make college or career school affordable.

Fayetteville State University’s Federal School Code is 002928. When completing the FAFSA this code must be used on your application for us to receive it.

There are four main types of aid: grants, work-study, scholarships, and loans:


A grant is a form of financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund, or you receive a TEACH Grant and don’t complete your service obligation). A variety of federal grants are available, including:

  • Pell Grants,
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG),
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants.

The Next NC Scholarship is a financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians from households making $80,000 or less pursue higher education by assisting with tuition costs.  These funds do not have to be repaid.  For more information visit NEXTNC - Next NC Scholarship.


A federal program offered and administered by the institution that provides opportunity for part-time employment to students with financial need to help pay their educational expenses. Students are responsible for finding qualified employment. Funds are paid out through a paycheck, as earned.


Gift aid that is typically based on merit, such as, academic excellence, talent, affiliation with various groups, or career aspirations or a combination of merit and need.  Students can apply for an array of scholarship opportunities through the university’s departments, the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, and external agencies. Contact our Financial Aid office for additional information.


A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest. When you receive a student loan, you are borrowing money to attend a college. You must repay the loan as well as interest that accrues. It is important to understand your repayment options so you can successfully repay your loan.

The State of North Carolina established the NC Promise Tuition Plan to increase access to a quality university education by reducing student costs. Universities selected as NC Promise schools are able to offer reduced tuition rates to make earning a college degree more attainable.

Tuition Under NC Promise

Starting fall 2022, undergraduate tuition at FSU will be:

  • $500 per semester for in-state students
  • $1,250 per semester for online students
  • $2,500 per semester for out-of-state students

While tuition rates are set through NC Promise, there are additional costs.

Who is eligible?

  • First-time Freshmen
  • Transfer Students
  • Online Students
  • Readmit Students
  • International Students
  • Continuing Students

Please note, graduate and visiting students are not eligible for NC Promise Tuition Rates.

You can visit the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid to learn more about the financial aid process and requirements.


Office of Financial Aid
Fayetteville State University
Lilly Building, First Floor
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: Closed
Phone: (910) 672-1325
Fax: (910) 672-1423