The burden of paying for college can become stressful for parents and students. You might find yourself asking: How can I afford this? Can I cover my next bill? How can I lower the cost of my education? Fear not. Tuition, fees and other expenses can be paid for in a variety of way. At Greensboro, we offer a variety of payment plans in addition to scholarship and grant resources to help make paying your bill more manageable.
Types of financial aid
Scholarships and grants from Greensboro College recognize your academic achievements as well as your need-based aid determined from by the FAFSA. Scholarships and need-based aid does not need to be paid back.
Federal aid can include a number of assistance opportunities. Grants, loans* and work-study (part-time on-campus work that helps pay your tuition) are a few options. Most loans require repayment.
State aid might include scholarships or grants that you do not need to repay.
Private student loans are obtained through a bank or financial institution by students on their own behalf. The terms of disbursement and repayment will be designated by the lender.
Getting your financial aid process started
Getting the ball rolling to determine your aid and financial contribution in receiving your education from Greensboro isn’t as complicated as you might think. Follow these steps to ensure you’re on the right path:
- Step 1 - Apply for admission to Greensboro College
Once you’ve been accepted we can begin work on a financial aid package for you.
- Step 2 - Request your PIN
It is important you request your PIN (Personal Identification Number) from the federal government, which will serve as your electronic signature when filling out any forms for federal student aid. If your parents will be submitting forms, they will need their own PIN.
- Step 3 - Fill out the FAFSA
Good news! You can complete the FAFSA application online. You’ll need to visit the FAFSA website and select to start a new application, or return to your application and login. Greensboro College’s school code is 002930, and will be required to ensure your information is sent to our Financial Aid office electronically. When you are finished, sign the FAFSA using your PIN so your application can be process.
If you have any questions throughout the process of determining your aid and expected family contribution, please call the Financial Aid office at 336-272-7102, ext. 217; or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Most loans require repayment. See guidelines as determined by your final award statement.