Verification Timeline

2015-16
Processing Events
January
  • Complete your 2014 Federal Tax Return early for 2015-16 FAFSA questions.
  • 2015-16 FAFSA now available at www.fafsa.gov
  • Grant parental access to your academic and financial aid information through MyPack Portal.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.
February
  • FAFSA Day: Please check www.CFNC.org for dates and locations.
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool now available for 2015-16 FAFSA completion. Request a Tax Return Transcript if you are not eligible or do not wish to use the IRS Data Retrieval functionality.
  • If you did not provide your SSN to the University via your Admission application, contact Undergraduate Admissions (for entering undergraduates), the Graduate School (for entering graduate students) or Registration & Records (for continuing students) to update your record. The Financial Aid Office will not receive your FAFSA if your SSN is not provided.
  • OSFA requests for additional student/spouse/parent documentation begins. All pages of all documents must have student name and NC State ID number for identification purposes. It is highly recommended that all requested documentation is submitted within 14 days.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.
March
  • March 1 Priority Filing Deadline for submission of 2015-16 FAFSA. Grant aid is awarded on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.
April
  • Award notifications are sent to eligible students.
  • Students must Accept/Decline awards via MyPack Portal.
  • Read all conditions/responsibilities of award acceptance.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.
May
June
  • June 1: Final Deadline to submit required documents for priority consideration. PLEASE NOTE: While submitting paperwork by June 1 will still put you in priority consideration, there is no guarantee that a financial aid award will be in place before your bill is due in July.  In addition, priority filing does not guarantee full financial aid funding, as grant-aid is awarded on first come-first serve basis.  With a June 1 submission date for requested documents, we anticipate a very high volume of documentation; submitting your documentation as early as possible is highly recommended.
  • Awards for graduate students will be sent.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates
July
  • Fall bills sent out by University Cashier’s Office via MyPack Portal.
  • If you waited until June 1 to provide required documents or were a late financial aid applicant and have not received a financial aid award, you should be prepared to pay your bill out-of-pocket or be subject to the cancellation of your registered courses.
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates
August
  • Financial Aid funds typically disburse on/or about the first day of classes of each semester.
  • For questions regarding your charges or refund, please visit MyPack Portal > Campus Finances > Student Accounts
  • Frequently check your MyPack Portal for updates.