Financial Aid

Financing a college education can be a somewhat daunting task for When you take into account tuition, room and board, student fees, books, supplies, and that parking ticket you got last week – it is easy to see how the thought of paying for your education can become overwhelming.

N.C. State provides students with a variety of resources which allow you to stay informed and develop a personalized plan for paying your college-related expenses. Is work study for me? What is the difference between a grant and a loan? What is a FAFSA? Who is my financial aid counselor? These are all questions that the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid can help answer. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid’s main website may also answer some of your other questions.

Don’t forget – the College of Education provides numerous yearly scholarships particularly earmarked for our students.

The Gerald Fund for Emergency Student Support

This fund provides flexible assistance to students facing immediate, personal financial hardship who have approached the College for help.

If funds are awarded, the student must have or set up direct deposit through the cashier’s office to ensure that the issuance of funds are not delayed.

FUNDS

Are NOT intended

  • for routine expenses
  • to supplement a student’s education expenses.

CAN be used for

  • unforeseen financial situation experienced by a student that disrupts their access to basic life necessities, academic supplies, or to assist the student to respond to a family emergency.

ELIGIBILITY

  • MUST be a registered College of Education undergraduate or graduate student.
  • MUST use the funds for the current semester of the request.

PROCESS

  • Upon completion and submission of the request form, there will be an informal needs assessment review by the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • If approved for funding, the student will be informed of any required documentation and the method for receiving the funds.

Click here to complete and submit an online request form.

Note: in extreme circumstances where computer access or transportation to campus is unavailable, you may provide your information via phone by calling 919-515-3325.

The Process: Upon completion and submission of the request form, there will be an informal needs assessment review by the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. If approved for funding, the student will be informed of any required documentation and the method for receiving the funds.

Other Resources for Financial Aid:

  • NC State Financial Aid
  • https://www.finaid.org
    Comprehensive financial aid site with calculators, information on types of aid, links to free scholarship search programs, and massive amounts of information on other items.
  • https://www.cfnc.org
    The website for the College Foundation, Inc., NC’s central lender for Stafford and PLUS Loans. Borrowers can access information about their accounts online, as well as obtain forms and other useful information.
  • https://mappingyourfuture.org
    General career and college information site, including how to select a college, financial aid available, links to electronic applications, and loan counseling modules.
  • https://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
    FAFSA applications: apply online, print application to mail, or download software and send via modem. Institution School Code listing link on home page.
  • https://www.fastweb.com
    A scholarship search program that continues to search for scholarships and notifies the student if one is loaded after he or she applies.
  • https://www.ncseaa.edu
    Website for the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. Information about scholarship and grant programs in NC. Also full text of the guide, Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians.
  • https://www.nasfaa.org
    Website for the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators. Section for parents, students, and counselors. Contains PowerPoint presentation for a financial aid night, as well as other resources.