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 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.
The Components of UNCG Guarantee
Four years later, The UNCG Guarantee lives up to its name
It started as a gift.
Six million dollars — the largest in UNCG's history. The donor remains a mystery, but the results are clear. This May, the first full class of UNCG Guarantee scholars graduated.
The Guarantee, established by that donation and sustained by others who have given an additional $3 million so far, allows bright students who come from families at or below the poverty level an opportunity to graduate from UNCG with little to no debt.
From day one, the Guarantee has been more than a scholarship program. The Guarantee makes it easier for students to succeed. Workshops. Mentors. Living-learning communities. Leadership training. Study abroad. Service.
In the fall of 2010, several members of that inaugural cohort shared their hopes and dreams as they arrived on campus. Four years later, they have been changed by their time at UNCG.
Student Spotlight: Helping Hands
Kaziah Miller, a first-generation college student, plans to become a pediatric nurse when she graduates in May 2016. She has made service a priority — and helping children in need has become her mission. Last summer, Kaziah organized a larger-scale fundraiser for St. Jude’s back home in Rutherford County. For $1 per ticket, people could enjoy a basketball game as well as contests for dunks, free throws and three-point shots.
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.