About Guarantee

What Exactly Is the UNCG Guarantee Program?

The UNCG Guarantee Program promotes academic access for students with the greatest need. If you are admitted to UNCG and accepted into the UNCG Guarantee program, you have the opportunity to earn a UNCG degree with little or no debt. The program also provides students with a customized plan to support their academic success as well as a mentoring relationship with UNCG faculty, staff, and alumni.

Origin of the Program

As a result of a $6 million gift received from an anonymous donor in February 2009, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro implemented the UNCG Guarantee Program. The 2010-2011 academic year marked the beginning of this prestigious program.

How Does The Program Work?

The UNCG Guarantee combines federal and state grants in addition to funds from the Lula Martin McIver Endowment and other private gifts to help in-state students graduate from UNCG in four years with little or no debt. The financial aid package covers estimated cost of attendance which includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • On-campus room and board
  • Other educational expenses

Goals of the Program

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. The university will make every attempt to meet the rest of the recipients’ financial need through a combination of federal, state, university, and private grants and scholarships. Recipients will be provided with complementary systems of aid and outreach, vibrant, inclusive, sustainable learning environments, and caring, personalized and comprehensive support, thereby creating access to education and opportunities for success.


What is Required for UNCG Guarantee Scholars to Remain in the Program?

  • Maintain academic standards and comply with federal financial aid standards and related institutional policies throughout participation in the program.
  • Complete the FAFSA application for financial aid each year by the March 1 priority deadline. You must reapply for and be granted financial aid each academic year in order to maintain UNCG Guarantee status.
  • Participate in and comply with the UNCG Guarantee Success Contract under the direction of UNCG Guarantee’s program administrator. This requires living on campus in a living-learning community your first year, and on campus your second year, as well as attending one-on-one mentor meetings, academic support workshops, and other UNCG Guarantee events.