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Scholarship & Aid
The purpose of the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (OSSA) is to assist in the recruitment and retention of students by providing financial resource information and access to funding. The OSSA provides financial assistance and guidance through appropriate communication and learning activities that empower students to fulfill their academic aspirations.

Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work study. Most Federal and State funded financial aid programs are awarded on the basis of proven financial need. The OSSA ensures that funds are awarded in a consistent and equitable manner.

For each student who desires financial assistance, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed online via the FAFSA web site on January 1st. The student must reapply each academic year for financial aid. Applicants should make sure the correct award year is selected and the school code of 002950 is listed in section six.

The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid is committed to providing timely and exemplary service to its students and families.  NCCU does not certify private loans. 

Changes in 2013-2014 Financial Aid Process:
  • Pell Grant maximum timeframe has been reduced to 6 years or 12 semesters
  • Federal and state funds will not cover courses repeated more than two times
  • If you are selected for verification, you must request a tax transcript from the IRS. A copy of your tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) will no longer be accepted. A tax transcript is not the same form as a federal tax return, which you may have provided in the past. You may request a tax transcript by phone at 1-800-908-9946. In about 5-10 business days you should receive it.
  • If you received benefits in 2010 or 2011 from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and/or if a parent paid child support in 2011, if selected for verification documentation may be required.
  • For undergraduate and graduate students who will be receiving a Subsidized Loan on or after July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2014 the six-month grace period for interest will be eliminated. Students receiving a subsidized loan during this timeframe will be responsible for the interest that accrues on the loan during the grace period. If a student does not pay the interest accrued, the interest will be added (capitalized) to the principal amount of their loan when the grace period ends.
  • The Subsidized Loan program for all graduate and professional students will be eliminated for student loans disbursed after July 1, 2012.
  • Graduate and professional students who apply, are awarded and accept a loan from William D. Ford Direct Loan Program will be awarded an Unsubsidized Loan for the maximum amount of $20,500 for the academic year.

For assistance in completing your 2013-2014 FAFSA, schedule an office appointment, via our online form.

Contact Information

Location: Student Services Building, 1st Floor, Suite 106.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 19496, Shepard Station, Durham, NC 27707
Telephone Number: 919-530-6180
Fax Number: 919-530-7959
For Customer Services Issues ONLY: email:

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