Office of Financial Aid

COVID-19 UPDATE: Thank you for contacting the Office of Financial Aid. In consideration of social distancing and out of an abundance of caution, we are working remotely whenever possible.

The Office of Financial Aid is open and willing to assist you, and you may reach us by telephone, email or via the Office of Financial Aid shared email address

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 event, and be aware our response time may be delayed; however, we will respond as soon as possible.

Applying for Financial Aid

Students wishing to apply for financial aid should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at This form determines the eligibility of students for many types of need-based aid, such as Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Student Loans and Work-Study. Students must be fully admitted into UNC Pembroke before they can receive a financial aid award. Most of the information on the FAFSA comes from information that the student and the parents report on their Federal Income Tax Forms. The FAFSA Application Deadlines page can assist with determining the correct Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the students will need to file based on the academic year they plan to attend. 

Professional Judgment

If you have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and you or your family’s financial situation has been negatively impacted due to unusual circumstances that resulted in a significant change in your household income, you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted.

We invite you to take a moment and view our Financial Aid Basics video playlist:  How Can I Pay For College  on our FA TV channel.