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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.

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 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.

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. 

Recent Federal Government Changes in the Financial Aid Process:

  • Biological and/or adoptive parents who are not married to each other and live together must provide information about both parents regardless of their gender .
  • Pell Grant maximum timeframe has been reduced to 6 years or 12 semesters.
  • Paper copies of tax returns are unacceptable, tax data must be transferred through the IRS Data Retrieval or a tax transcript may be requested from the IRS.
  • Federal and state funds will not cover courses repeated more than two times.
  • Maximum Timeframe for the Subsidized Stafford loan program is 150% of the program or 6 years. 
  • Grace period eliminated for loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2014.

For assistance in completing your 2014-2015 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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