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Scholarships & Student 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. The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid is committed to providing timely and exemplary service to its students and families. 

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 at www.FAFSA.gov on October 1. 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.  NCCU does not certify private loans. 

New FAFSA Verification Process

In order to better serve you, the Scholarships and Student Aid Office at North Carolina Central University has partnered with CFI School Services (College Foundation Incorporated) to complete verification. If you receive an email or letter from CFI School Services, please respond to CFI School Services immediately. Failure to respond will result in a delay of your financial aid. For questions, regarding the verification process, please go to www.sscwp.org or call (855) 328-4400.                                                                                

For assistance in completing your 2017-2018 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 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 19496 Shepard Station, Durham, NC 27707
Telephone Number: (919) 530-6180 | Fax Number: (919) 530-7959 | Email: ssa@nccu.edu

For Customer Services Issues ONLY, email: ssacares@nccu.edu

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