Grants

All grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Students must have submitted a FAFSA and, if requested, additional documentation before they will be considered for a grant. Grants are awarded while funding is available.

Find out if you can receive Federal Title IV Aid while enrolled in your current program.

Federal, State and Institutional Grants

Federal Pell Grant

  • Required Forms: FAFSA
  • Who Awards the Funds: U.S. Department of Education
  • Annual Maximum Amount: Up to $6,095
  • Need-based and Requires FAFSA: Yes
  • Additional Award Criteria: Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Minimum Credit Hours For Disbursement per Term: 12+ hours for 100%: 9-11 hours for 75%: 6-8 hours for 50%: Less than 6 hours for 25%
  • Renewal Criteria: Complete the FAFSA each year and make Satisfactory Academic Progress (12 semester maximum)
  • Additional Information: Federal grant for undergraduate students seeking their first baccalaureate degree

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Required Forms: FAFSA
  • Who Awards the Funds: UNC Asheville Office of Financial Aid
  • Annual Maximum Amount: Up to $500
  • Need-based and Requires FAFSA: Yes
  • Additional Award Criteria: Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Minimum Credit Hours For Disbursement per Term: 12
  • Renewal Criteria: Complete the FAFSA each year by the priority filing deadline of March 1
  • Additional Information: Federal funded grant for undergraduates with exceptional financial needs

Federal TEACH Grant

  • Required Forms: FAFSA & TEACH Grant Institutional Application
  • Who Awards the Funds: UNC Asheville Office of Financial Aid
  • Annual Maximum Amount: Up to $4,000 per academic year. $16,000 maximum for undergraduate and baccalaureate. $8,000 maximum for graduate level students.
  • Need-based and Requires FAFSA: Yes
  • Additional Award Criteria: Cumulative 3.25 GPA for each payment period. Score above the 75th percentile on admission test (SAT, ACT, or GRE)
  • Minimum Credit Hours For Disbursement per Term: Undergraduate 12 for full grant, 9 for the ¾, 6 for ½, less that 6hrs for ¼ grant. Graduate 9 for full grant and 5-8 for half grant.
  • Renewal Criteria: Complete the FAFSA each year & maintain at least a 3.25 GPA each payment period
  • Additional Information: If the terms and condition are not met, the grants must be repaid as an unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, with interest accrued from the date(s) of the original disbursement.
  • Post-baccalaureate students pursuing either a second degree or a teaching licensure program are NOT eligible for the TEACH Grant, only first-time degree seeking students.

North Carolina State Grants

  • Required Forms: FAFSA
  • Who Awards the Funds: NC State Education Assistance authority
  • Annual Maximum Amount: Varies
  • Need-based and Requires FAFSA: Yes
  • Additional Award Criteria: Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Minimum Credit Hours
  • For Disbursement per Term: 12 for full award, 6-11 for ½ the award
  • Renewal Criteria: Complete the FAFSA each year
  • Additional Information: The student must be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes

UNC Asheville Need-based Grants

  • Required Forms: FAFSA
  • Who Awards the Funds: UNC Asheville office of Financial Aid
  • Annual Maximum Amount: Up to $500
  • Need-based and Requires FAFSA: Yes
  • Additional Award Criteria: Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Disbursement per Term: 12
  • Renewal Criteria: Complete the FAFSA each year
  • Additional Information: Institutional grant for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. Please note our need-based programs are limited, so apply as soon as possible for consideration.

UNC Asheville Academic Grant

  • Required Forms: FAFSA
  • Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Who Awards the Funds: UNC Asheville Office of Financial Aid
  • Need-based and Requires FAFSA: Yes
  • Additional Award Criteria: Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Renewal Criteria: Complete the FAFSA each year