UNCG Guarantee Frequently Asked Questions
What are the application requirements?
Students must be admitted to UNC Greensboro, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, each year and must complete the UNCG Guarantee online application as an incoming freshman (only high school seniors may apply).
How do I apply?
The application is available online here.
Do I have to complete an application for UNCG Guarantee every year?
No. Once selected as a recipient students will only need to submit a FAFSA to the UNCG Financial Aid office to be considered from year to year.
When is the application deadline?
The application for the Guarantee program will close April 30th, 2013 at 5 pm. However, we will be processing applications on a rolling basis as they are submitted.
Do I have to be an incoming freshman to apply?
Yes. Only students who have graduated from high school within the past seven months may apply.
Can continuing students apply?
No. Students must apply as incoming freshman who have graduated from high school within the past six months.
How much does it cost to attend UNCG annually?
Currently the estimated cost of attendance is $17,825 for in-state undergraduates living on campus.
What is included in the cost?
Tuition, fees, on-campus room, board, books, supplies, student health insurance, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.
What will financial aid cover?
Financial aid is awarded to cover all estimated direct and indirect expenses.
Can I receive Financial Aid for the summer?
While the UNCG Guarantee does not provide Financial Aid for the summer semesters there are other options available. You can complete the application for summer financial aid on UNCGenie. Once you click on the Financial Aid tab, you will see the summer award estimator and application link. This will estimate the award amounts you have remaining for the year in federal loans and grants, then allow you to complete an application. Additionally, another option is to budget wisely during the school year, allowing you to use your refund from financial aid to fund your summer education, either here at UNCG or somewhere else closer to home.
What are direct expenses?
Direct expenses will include expenses charged directly to your student account, i.e. tuition, fees, on-campus room, board, UNCG student health insurance, UNCG parking pass and books purchased through the Bookstore Bucks program. Once all direct expenses are covered if there are excess funds remaining these funds will be sent to the student in the form of a student refund.
How should the student refund be used?
The student refund should be used to cover indirect educational expenses. This would include expenses not charged directly to your student account, i.e. school supplies and miscellaneous expenses.
Do I have to complete the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid?
Yes. The UNCG Guarantee is a need based program; therefore, the student must complete the FAFSA every year in order for eligibility to be determined.
Who selects the recipients?
Recipients will be carefully selected by the UNCG Guarantee Scholarship Committee.
Is the program renewable?
Yes. If the student may receive the award for four (4) years, or eight semesters, if all eligibility requirements continue to be met each year.
What is full time enrollment?
Twelve (12) hours or more per semester is considered full time enrollment.
What is a regular academic year?
Fall and spring semester is considered a regular academic year.
What is included in the costs?
Tuition, fees, on-campus room, board, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.
What are the housing requirements for the scholarship?
All Guarantee scholars must live on campus for the first two years of undergraduate study. *In addition, first year scholars will be required to live and participate in one of the many Living Learning Communities during their first year at UNCG. Living Learning Communities are designed to place students with common interests and goals in residence halls together in hopes of making the transition into college living positive and effective. Students will need to contact Housing & Residence Life regarding housing applications and deadlines.
Will I be responsible for paying the $200 housing deposit?
If you are selected as a UNCG Guarantee Scholar, your housing deposit fee will be waived. If you have already paid the $200 deposit, you will be reimbursed. Please keep in mind that reimbursements may be processed in the fall semester; however, it may be the spring semester before the reimbursement is processed.
How do I maintain eligibility for the scholarship?
Recipients must complete a FAFSA each year to determine if they meet the family income requirement, comply with Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy with the Financial Aid Office and remain in good standing with the university.
What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?
SAP is a standard of progress as defined by the university in compliance with federal and state regulations. Each semester an undergraduate student must earn a minimum of 67% of the hours register for at the end of schedule adjustment. For more information on the SAP policy please visit http://fia.uncg.edu/sap/.
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