There is a reason UNC Asheville is consistently recognized as a “best buy” year after year. Apart from our stellar academics and nationally competitive, low tuition prices, we strive to provide financial assistance to help students remove the financial barriers in obtaining a higher education. Over 80 percent of our students’ eligible need is provided by financial aid.
UNC Asheville has a broad program of financial aid including scholarships, federal, state and institutional aid for students who qualify on the basis of need and/or academic potential.
Please take a look at these online resources to get better acquainted with the financial aid process. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you during the coming academic year and beyond.
On August 2, 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, which put into place an automatic process of “across-the-board” Federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, to take effect if Congress failed to enact legislation to reduce the Federal deficit. Unless Congress acts by March 1, 2013, these budget cuts will go into effect.
The following is a summary on the impact of sequestration of the Title IV student assistance programs:
- Federal Pell Grant Program – No impact.
- FWS and FSEOG Programs – No impact for 2012-2013, but funding reduced for the 2013-2014 award year.
- Direct Loan Programs – Increase in Loan Fees for Direct Subsidized (1.05%) and Direct Unsubsidized Loans (1.05%) and for PLUS Loans (4.20%).
- Iraq - Afghanistan Service Grant Program – Reduced award amount for any grant that is first disbursed during the time the sequester is in effect.
- TEACH Grant Program - Reduced award amount for any grant that is first disbursed during the time the sequester is in effect.
We will provide additional updates as more information becomes available.