Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid

UNC Asheville FAFSA Code: 002907

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. On average, 70 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. Feel free to contact with any questions. We look forward to serving you during the coming academic year and beyond.


FAFSA: How Prior-Prior Year Helps Students

Watch this video to learn about recent FAFSA changes.

FAFSA Submissions & Tax Information by School Year

When a Student Is Attending College (School Year)

When a Student Can Submit a FAFSA

Which Year’s Income Information Is Required

July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016

January 1, 2015–June 30, 2016


July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017

January 1, 2016–June 30, 2017


July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018

October 1, 2016–June 30, 2018


July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019

October 1, 2017–June 30, 2019