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Qualifying for Aid

As an online student you can qualify for financial aid if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must enroll in a degree-seeking program or approved teacher licensure program. Non-degree students, including those in certificate programs, NDS and PBS are not eligible for assistance.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen.
  • You must be making satisfactory progress toward completion of your degree.
  • You may not be in default on any federal education loan or owe an overpayment of a federal education grant.
  • If applicable, you must be registered for the Selective Service.

If you are eligible, NC State will calculate your need, which is defined as the difference between the cost of attending NC State for one academic year and the expected family contribution toward paying those costs.

Office of Financial AidInformation about scholarships and financial aid options

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. 

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Types of Undergraduate Aid

Financial aid includes a combination of scholarships and grants, loans or work-study programs. The following financial aid options are available for U.S. students committed to pursuing an undergraduate degree:

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