Announcements

Apply for Financial Aid

With the start of the New Year, it’s time to apply for financial aid. You must complete a new financial aid application each year, and the 2015-16 FAFSA is now available at www.fafsa.gov. NC State has a priority-filing deadline of MARCH 1. Don’t delay! You may miss out on scholarship and grant support if you submit your FAFSA after March 1.

If you have filed your taxes at the point of your 2015-16 FAFSA submission, we highly recommend you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool located within the FAFSA to report your financial information. If you do not have your tax data prepared by the March 1st deadline, you can submit your FAFSA with estimated tax information and update it later when your taxes are available. It is important to ensure you have submitted your FAFSA by March 1st even if you have to estimate your financial data.

If you’ve submitted your FAFSA already, you can use MyPack starting late February to confirm that it is complete and determine if other information is required.

Need help completing the FAFSA? View this video or Visit FAFSA Day on Saturday, February 28.  Financial Aid professionals will be on hand to help you complete the FAFSA on the spot.  Find a local location and sign up online.

We look forward to working with you in 2015-16 and invite you to contact our staff at financialaid@ncsu.edu if you have questions or concerns.

Peak Times

Your patience is appreciated during our busiest periods in March/April and the start of semesters.

While our traditional timeline for updating documents as received is within 2 to 3 business days, it may take several days to note your mailed, emailed, or faxed documents as received. Please do not submit your documents multiple times as this unnecessarily adds to the volume to review. As a reminder, a copy of your federal tax return does not satisfy the requirement for a Federal tax transcript or IRS data retrieval.

Rather than calling to confirm receipt of your document(s), we kindly request that you wait and check your MyPack Portal after 10 business days of submission. Once all requested documents have been received, you will receive a confirmation email.

Direct Deposit

Sign up for direct deposit to receive your refunds faster! Students who have not signed up for Direct Deposit will receive a paper check in 1-2 weeks. Please consider signing up for direct deposit to expedite your refund.

Financial Aid Availability

We understand how difficult paying for college can be, and we want to be a resource to help you understand your options. We are happy to discuss borrowing and the types of loans that are available, as well as direct you to outside scholarship resources you may wish to pursue. While the weeks prior to the start of the semester are our busiest time, we invite you to contact your financial aid counselor if you have questions. We appreciate your patience as we work to help the record number of you who are seeking financial assistance.

Disbursement of Aid

Questions about when you will receive the aid you’ve been offered? Trying to determine how much you owe? Please visit our Billing Basics site for all you need to know to understand how your financial aid works to pay your charges.