Financial Aid

CARES Act Emergency Grants for Students
In response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Aid that provides $6.3 billion in direct support to institutions. UNC Asheville was awarded $3.36 million for institutional support and student assistance; half of that amount ($1.68 million) has been designated specifically for CARES Act Emergency Grants for students who are experiencing unexpected expenses or financial hardships that are directly related to changes in campus operations due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As of November 13, 2020, all student CARES funds have been awarded. $1,679,747 has been awarded to 2,299 students. For more information on the institutional portion of CARES, see the Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report. Read more information about the CARES Act Emergency Grants for Students.

COVID-19 Announcement
Current students who meet certain criteria may be eligible to receive financial assistance from UNC Asheville’s Student Emergency Fund. Learn more and apply here.

Schedule an Appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor

Committed to Affordable Education

We believe that money shouldn’t stand in the way of your education. At UNC Asheville, we offer a full range of merit- and need-based financial aid options, and we will work one-on-one with you to make your education possible.

Please contact us with any questions at or 828.251.6535, or schedule an appointment with one of our Financial Aid Counselors. The Office of Financial Aid is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We look forward to serving you during the coming academic year and beyond.

UNC Asheville FAFSA Code: 002907

Types of Aid

Learn about scholarships, grants, loans, and more. Learn More

Applying for Aid

We've outlined all the steps for applying for aid. Learn More

Accepting Aid Award

Students will accept their financial aid through UNC Asheville's portal. Learn More