Pictured above, staff from UNC's Office of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Day (FAD) is a special day that is set aside to celebrate and recognize
the contribution of financial aid professionals across the United States for helping
students realize their college dreams.
FAD is celebrated on the third Wednesday in October. The first FAD was celebrated
on Oct. 20, 2010, within the financial aid community. It has since been recognized
by the Board of Directors for the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators
as part of ongoing national efforts to promote financial aid awareness.
The majority of UNC's students rely on some type of financial assistance in order
to attend. In fact, over 90% of UNC’s first time, full-time student received some
type of financial assistance.
As a reminder, students should complete the 2024-25 Free Application Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) as soon as it opens in December 2023. Also, the fall 2024 UNC Scholarship Application opens Nov. 1.
Students and staff are encouraged to visit Bear Central for more information and to meet UNC’s dedicated financial aid team.