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Apply to Greensboro College

To get the application process started you can apply online, set up a tour, or contact our Admissions Office at 336-272-7102, ext 5211.

File Your FAFSA

You’ll need to visit the FAFSA website and select to start a new application, or return to your application by logging in with your FSA ID. Greensboro College’s school code is 002930. Once you have submitted your FAFSA the college will receive it within 5 business days.

Your Financial Aid Package

Once you have been accepted, and we receive your completed FAFSA (with no errors), the Financial Aid Office will review your FAFSA to start the awarding process. New students will receive a package in the mail and returning students will receive an email to their Greensboro College email address. Important terms and conditions will apply to all awards. To view your Financial Aid Award letter and missing documents please log into your Pride Page. If you need to set up your Pride Page, please have your Student ID and click here.

Use the links below to view each section:


New Student Information

What is the Greensboro College PRIDE Page?

The PRIDE Page is designed to give you insight on the enrollment process. Once you have chosen Greensboro College, as your college of choice, please pay your $200 deposit to Admissions to hold your spot and receive additional access to important forms to complete within the PRIDE Page. Once enrolled in Greensboro College, the $200 deposit will be credited to the student's Fall account (shortly after the drop/add period). Deposits are non-refundable after May 1.

How can I access the Greensboro College PRIDE Page?

  • 1. Log onto
  • 2. Select "create an account"
  • 3. Enter your last name
  • 4. Enter your Empower ID (student ID) which is a 6 digit number found at the bottom left of your acceptance letter (from Admissions)
  • 5. Enter DOB (date of birth)
  • 6. Create your log-in credentials (user name and password).

If you should have questions about the PRIDE Page, please contact your Admissions Counselor or the Admissions Office at 336-217-7211.

What is the Pride Page used for?

  • Pay your enrollment deposit
  • View your financial aid
  • Check for missing financial aid documents
  • Sign up for PAWS I Orientation
  • Complete health and immunization records
  • Sign up for housing
  • Pay your balance
  • Purchase your parking permit


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Grants & Scholarships

Greensboro College Merit Scholarships

Each student accepted into Greensboro College is reviewed for merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are awarded regardless of financial need and are renewable for up to three additional years based on the student’s grade-point average.

Federal Grants

Pell Grant
  • The federal Pell grant is a need-based grant awarded to undergraduate students working on a first bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is determined through a standard formula established by Congress based on the information that you reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have been awarded a Pell grant, you must be enrolled full-time in order to receive the full amount of the grant shown on your award letter.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a need-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a first bachelor’s degree program and are eligible for a Pell grant. First consideration is given to the neediest recipients of the Federal Pell Grants.

State Grant

North Carolina Need Based Scholarship
  • The North Carolina Need Based Scholarship (NCNBS) was established by the North Carolina General Assembly to provide need based funding for student's attending eligible private institutions. NCNBS funds will be awarded based on the student's Estimated Family Contribution as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Work Study Program

  • Work Study is a Federally funded program that is awarded to eligible students, per the results of the FAFSA, that allows students to work to earn money for their educational expenses. Through this program, students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, build their resume, learn new skills, and refine some of the skills they already have.
  • The Financial Aid Office determines which students are eligible for the Federal Work Study program according to the Department of Education guidelines. Only those students who have applied for Financial Aid, and who meet all Federal guidelines, may be certified for employment. Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year before they may be considered for the Federal Work Study program.

Outside Scholarship Searches

Simply click on the link, review, and apply if you meet the criteria. Please note that these are not Greensboro College Scholarships, these are outside scholarship resources. Also check with your High School Guidance Counselor, local church, local organizations, employer and/or your parent's employer.

College Foundation of North Carolina
General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
College Scholarships
Business and Professional Women of North Carolina
Coca-Cola Pay It Forward
Marine Corps Scholarship
NC Veteran Scholarship
The Department of Veterans Affairs
American Association of University Women
United Negro College Fund
Education Connection
Walmart Dependent Scholarship
College Quest
The College Board
General College Scholarships

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Federal Student Loans

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

The Federal Direct subsidized loan is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Interest does not accrue and repayment does not begin until six months after the student is no longer enrolled or drops below half-time enrollment. The interest rate for 2014-2015 is 4.66%. The federal government will deduct a 1.073% fee at time of disbursement.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

The Federal Direct unsubsidized loan is awarded to undergraduate students without financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Interest accrues on the loan while the student maintains at least half-time enrollment. The interest rate for 2014-2015 is 4.66%, and the federal government will deduct a 1.073% fee at time of disbursement. Repayment begins six months after the student is no longer enrolled or drops below half-time enrollment.

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Financing Options


1) ECSI Monthly Payment Plan:

Our Student Accounts Office works with ECSI, which is a tuition-plan agency that offers 10, 9 or 4 month payment plan options (there are deadlines for signing up for plans, the earlier you sign up the longer plan you are eligible for). Please contact Student Accounts at (336) 272-7102, ext. 5205 or you can also visit ECSI online at or call them directly at 1-866-927-1438.


2) Private Student Loan:

This loan is to help students who need additional funds to help meet their educational expenses. Many of our students use Discover , PNC Bank, Sallie Mae, or Wells Fargo. In most cases, the student applicant will need a creditworthy co-signer. The loan can be applied for online and the approval or disapproval will be communicated to the student instantly after the application is completed. Private loans cannot be greater than the cost of attendance minus all other estimated financial aid. All terms and conditions are set by the bank or lending institution. All private loan options should be carefully researched and considered. Click here to use our loan comparison tool.


3) Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan:

Your parent may be interested in borrowing from the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program (if he or she meets certain eligibility requirements). For additional information, or to apply, visit The parent wanting to apply will need to sign in using their FSA ID username and password.  If your parent is approved for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan he or she may borrow the balance needed. However, if your parent is not approved, then you, the student, may be entitled to additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan funds.

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Summer Financial Aid

For Financial Aid purposes, Summer School is considered to be the final term of the academic year. Financial Aid received during the Fall and Spring terms of the academic year will be considered when Pell grant and Federal Direct Loan eligibility are determined for the Summer term. Undergraduates must be enrolled in 6 hours and graduate students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours (in one or both terms) to be eligible for student and/or parent loans.

All students who apply for Financial Aid for summer must have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Financial Aid Policies for Enrollment, Withdrawal, Refund and Repayment


Students applying for Financial Aid are expected to be enrolled full time (at least 12 hours) each semester (Fall and Spring) during the academic year. Students enrolled less than full time must notify the Financial Aid office as Institutional Aid is reserved for full time students only. Federal and State Financial Aid may be awarded to students enrolled less than full time, but may be reduced according to the actual enrollment status. Students must be enrolled at least half time for a Federal Direct Loan (6 hours).


Students are awarded Financial Aid based on the results of the FAFSA and based on the housing code they provide on the FAFSA (on campus, off campus or with parents). If a student decides to move off campus, the student must notify the Financial Aid Office as the award (for the year) will change.


Students who are planning to withdraw, before completing a term, must start the process with the Dean of Students, in the Student Development Office (second floor of Main). The Dean of Students will begin the process via a Withdrawal Form and the student will take the form to the Student Accounts and Financial Aid Offices before returning the form back to the Dean of Students (which completes the withdrawal process). Failing to withdraw officially from Greensboro College could impact future attendance and eligibility for Financial Aid. Students who do not officially withdraw, and are registered, will also be billed by Student Accounts as a “no show” and be responsible for the balance. Once the Withdraw Form is completed (by all parties) the Financial Aid Office will complete an R2T4 (Return of Title IV Funds) through the Department of Education's (DOE) software. The DOE will want to know basic information, about the student, but the most important being the effective withdrawal date. Depending on when the student withdraws, and the length of time enrolled, this will determine what aid can be kept on the account and what aid has to be returned to either/both to the Department of Education or the State. If there is a 90, 75, 50 or 25% adjustment to the student's charges, the same will happen with any type of Institutional aid. After the amount that must be refunded to the Tile IV programs is determined, the funding will be returned in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Direct Loan
  3. Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  4. Federal Perkins Loan
  5. Federal Pell Grant
  6. Federal SEOG
  7. Other Title IV programs
  8. Other federal, state, private programs
  9. Institutional programs
  10. Student/Family

Unofficial Withdrawal Policy

The following grades shall be assigned to students whose lack of class attendance affects their performance.

  • If a student is withdrawn from a class by the professor due to excessive absences prior to the deadline to withdraw from a class without penalty, then that student shall receive a final grade of WN (Withdrawal for non-attendance) by the professor. The WN grade does not affect the academic grade point average.
  • If a student is withdrawn from a class by the professor due to excessive absences after the deadline to withdraw from a class without penalty, then that student shall receive a final grade of FN (Failure for non-attendance) by the professor. The FN grade calculates in the academic grade point average as an F.
  • If a student remains enrolled in a class for an entire term and has failed the class because his or her lack of attendance in that class has had a direct and substantial negative effect on the final grade, then that student shall receive a final grade of FN (Failure for non-attendance). The FN grade calculates in the academic grade point average as an F.

    If, at the end of a semester, a student has received all grades of FN and/or WN, then it shall be determined that the student has unofficially withdrawn from the College and his/her name shall be given to the Director of Financial Aid for Federal financial aid eligibility determination.(N.B.: This policy goes into effect for the fall 2011 semester.)

The following situations are governed by the College’s Course Withdrawal Policy, and not by the Unofficial Withdrawal Policy described above.

  • If a student is withdrawn from a class by the professor before the deadline to withdraw from a class without penalty for reasons other than excessive absences, then that student shall receive a final grade of W for the class (Withdraw) by the professor.
  • If a student is withdrawn from a class by the professor after the deadline to withdraw from a class without penalty for reasons other than excessive absences, then that student shall receive a final grade of WF for the class (Withdraw Failing) by the professor.
  • If a student initiates a course withdrawal or complete withdrawal himself or herself, then the student does not fall under the Unofficial Withdrawal Policy, and will be assigned final grades(s) according to the College’s Course Withdrawal Policy.

Standards of Academic Progress

Statement of Standards: Students students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress and to remain in academic good standing to retain eligibility for financial aid. Students who are applying for financial assistance are expected to be enrolled full-time each semester during the academic year. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 credits or more per semester. Students enrolled less than full-time must notify the Office of Financial Aid and may be subject to reductions in financial assistance.

Federal regulations require a College's Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) to include the following:

Quantitative Measure: To remain in good academic standing and retain eligibility for financial aid, students must successfully complete at least two-thirds of all hours attempted including Pass/Fail, repeated courses, incompletes, and courses dropped after the last day to drop a course without penalty (as published in the academic calendar).

Qualitative Measure: Students must maintain the following minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) on all attempted hours:

For hours attempted:

A minimum GPA must be maintained:

fewer than 28


at least 28 but fewer than 60


60 or more


Maximum Time Frame:

Institutional Programs: Greensboro College undergraduate programs are structured to be completed in four years; therefore, our non-transfer students are allowed eight semesters (or until degree requirements are met, whichever is first) of eligibility for institutional financial aid programs. For transfer students, the number of semesters of eligibility for institutional programs allowed is based on a student’s class level at the time he or she is admitted to Greensboro College.

Federal Aid Programs: For undergraduate programs of study, the maximum time frame for receipt of federal financial aid must be no longer than 150% of the published length of an educational program. At Greensboro College, it takes 124 credits hours to receive a degree; therefore, students are allowed up to 186 attempted hours (including all transfer hours accepted toward completion of a student’s program) to be considered for federal financial aid. The maximum time limits include all hours attempted regardless of whether or not financial aid was received.

Please note that grades of W (Withdrawal), WF (Withdraw Failing), WN, FN, and U are not considered satisfactory completion of a course and therefore are not earned hours. They will, however, count as attempted hours. Incompletes (I) are not counted as attempted or earned hours until final grade has been assigned to the course in question. Greensboro College does not offer remedial or developmental courses, and transfer credit is not awarded for any courses that are designated as such. The following chart demonstrates a student's required ratio of attempted hours to earned hours to be considered as progressing toward degree completion within the maximum 150% limit. It is imperative that students who receive Federal Direct Student Loans realize that there is a maximum aggregate amount they may borrow in their undergraduate career. Students who are enrolled for more than four years or eight semesters (the time frame normally associated with completion of degree requirements at Greensboro College), and who receive federal loans during that time, are in jeopardy of losing their eligibility for federal student loans.

When total hours attempted are:

Student must have earned at least:

35 hours

24 hours

65 hours

44 hours

95 hours

64 hours

125 hours

84 hours

155 hours

104 hours

186 hours


Transfer Students: Transfer students are evaluated based on the number of hours accepted by Greensboro College. Once transfer credit has been evaluated by the Registrar’s Office and the student has been awarded credit hours, then that student will fall under the same quantitative and qualitative requirements as previously mentioned based on that designated classification. Transfer grades are not factored into the student’s cumulative GPA for SAP proposes. The maximum time limits for eligibility for federal financial aid also apply to transfer students based on the number of credits accepted by Greensboro College.


Academic progress is reviewed at the end of each spring semester. Any student not making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid will receive a letter from the GC Financial Aid Office stating that he or she is no longer eligible to receive aid from any federal or state program. At this point, that student will have two options.

1. Attend Greensboro College using the student’s own financial resources and without financial aid, until the minimum requirements of the College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy have been met.

2. Submit a letter of appeal stating the reason(s) why he or she has not met the minimum standards along with any supporting documentation that verifies the circumstances that affected his or her ability to meet the minimum standards. Additional information on the appeal process is provided below.

Appeal Process: A student may submit a written statement of appeal for additional financial assistance if he or she feels that special circumstances prevented him or her from meeting the minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress. Any supporting documents or statements should also be submitted that will provide the Appeals Committee with additional information pertinent to its review. The student must complete and submit the Greensboro College Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request. along with the written statement to the Office of Financial Aid. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee will review the request, the written statement, and any other submitted documentation to determine if the student can meet satisfactory academic progress standards by the end of the next term and thereby be placed on Financial Aid Probation for one term. If the Committee determines that the student cannot meet the required standards after completion of one term, he/she will be given the option of submitting an Academic Plan for Improvement. Additional information on the Academic Plan for Improvement is provided below. All students will be notified in writing of the Appeals Committee’s decisions. Please note that if approved, only one semester of financial aid eligibility can be offered without the submission of an Academic Plan for Improvement. The student must meet the minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress by the end of the approved semester to retain eligibility. If the student does not improve the deficiencies within that approved semester, the student will no longer be eligible for financial aid from the College until the minimum requirements are met or an Academic Plan for Improvement is submitted and approved.

Academic Plan For Improvement: If the student does not have valid reasons for submitting an appeal based on special circumstances, or if more than one semester is needed to bring up his or her academic progress deficiencies, then submitting an Academic Plan For Improvement is strongly encouraged. The student must contact the Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration to set up an appointment to develop his or her academic plan for meeting the minimum standards of academic progress. The academic plan is a strategy that presents the student’s goal to “get back on track” and meet the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) while completing degree requirements. The plan will have strict conditions that the student must follow in order to retain eligibility for financial aid. Following the Academic Plan for Improvement provides additional semesters of financial aid eligibility provided the student is meeting the conditions of the Plan.

It is imperative that any student not making Satisfactory Academic Progress understands that failure to submit a successful appeal for Financial Aid Probation or an approved Academic Plan For Improvement to the Appeals Committee will mean that no additional financial aid will be awarded to that student for future semesters of enrollment. It is necessary that immediate action be taken upon a student’s receipt of the notification that he or she is not making Satisfactory Academic Progress.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

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The GC Guarantee

The Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) assists Greensboro College graduates in paying their college loans after graduation. We want you to be free to pursue your passions and career of choice after graduation, confident that student loans will not stand between you and your successful future.

LRAP is offered at no cost to the student.

Who qualifies for LRAP?

  • First-time freshmen who borrow a college-certified private loan or have a parent borrow a Federal Direct PLUS loan.

What does LRAP cover for those who qualify?

  • Federal Direct Sub, Unsub, and Perkins loans
  • College certified private loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS loans

What are the requirements?

  • Graduate from Greensboro College
  • Work at least 30 hours per week after graduation
  • Have an annual income less than $35,000
  • Make your loan payment
  • Sign your LRAP agreement during your first semester


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Contact Us

The Financial Aid Staff, at Greensboro College, encourages you to ask questions. We're committed to helping you anyway we can; and to make this a smooth process. Greensboro College's School Code, for the FAFSA, is 002930.

Greensboro College Financial Aid Office
815 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-1875
toll free: (800) 346-8226
direct: (336) 272-7102 ext.217
fax: (336) 230-9622

Meet the Staff

Dena Mabe
Financial Aid Coordinator
336-272-7102, ext. 5217

Lindsay Snider Latham
Director of Financial Aid
336-272-7102, ext. 5253

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