Apply for Financial Aid

Getting Started

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is your application for all federal, state, and need-based financial aid, including:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship
  • Institutional Need Based Scholarships/Grants
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

To complete the application online, both you and your parent will each need to create a unique FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID). You will use your FSA ID to log in to the FAFSA. Each year, both you and your parent will electronically sign your FAFSA using your FSA IDs.

Don’t forget to add Greensboro College’s school code (002930) to your FAFSA before you submit it!

The FAFSA for the 2020-21 Academic Year became available on October 1, 2019, and requires 2018 tax return information.

New Students

Once you have been accepted to Greensboro College and we receive your valid FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will complete your financial aid offer package. This package is put together specifically for you and will include a breakdown of the financial aid you have been offered and an estimated balance worksheet to help you understand your out-of-pocket balance. The package will be mailed to your home address but all of your financial aid information will also be available on your Pride Page.

Returning Students

We encourage returning students to complete the FAFSA for the 2020-21 academic year by March 15, 2020. Students who are in good academic standing, have submitted a 2020-21 FAFSA, and have completed verification (if required) will start receiving emails in March 2020 alerting them that their early financial-aid estimate is available on their Pride Page. Final financial aid packages for the 2020-21 year will be made available after Spring 2020 grades are released in May. All financial aid information for returning students will be electronic.