UNCG is a great place where great people make great things happen and everyone can succeed.
The UNCG Guarantee is more than an outstanding financial aid package for those who qualify; it is also a support program that provides a variety of opportunities and services to enhance scholars' academic achievement, leadership skills, and personal success.
Before You Apply Be Sure...
- You are a high school senior.
- You have been admitted to UNCG for Fall Enrollment.
- You are a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
- You received at least a 1000 SAT Composite Score or 21 ACT Score.
- You are pursuing your first bachelor’s degree.
See full eligibility requirements here Eligibility Requirements.
When James Payne first came to UNCG, he envisioned majoring in kinesiology. Four years later, he’s not only graduating in his chosen field –he’s doing it with honors.
It’s something he barely could have imagined when he was in high school in Asheville. As the oldest of three boys, he knew he wanted to go to college; the question was how to pay for it.
The UNCG Guarantee became his answer. The Guarantee — started with a $6 million gift by an anonymous donor — provides students from families living at or below poverty level a chance to graduate with little or no debt. James was one of 35 students selected to be a member of the first cohort in 2010.
“I was astounded that they would offer something so amazing,” he said in a 2010 interview. “It was a jaw dropper, to be honest.”
Now he’s walking across the stage and receiving his degree. The feeling? “Like gold.”
About the UNCG Guarantee
As a result of a $6 million gift received from an anonymous donor in February 2009, we began the initial phase of the UNCG Guarantee Program in fall 2010. The university makes every attempt to meet the rest of the recipients' financial need through a combination of federal, state, university, and private grants and scholarships. UNCG Guarantee helps in-state students graduate from UNCG in four years with little or no debt as well as provides a support program to encourage academic and personal success.