UNC Asheville Extends Enrollment Deadline to May 15, 2024

March 28, 2024

First-year and transfer students who have been admitted to the University of North Carolina Asheville as recently as March 26, 2024, will now have until Wednesday, May 15, 2024 (11:59 p.m. local time) to make their college decision. 

The extension follows a nationwide trend to provide additional time for prospective students and their families to make this important decision in light of challenges with the Department of Education’s processing of this year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

According to Marcio Moreno, associate vice chancellor for admission and financial aid at UNC Asheville, the decision was made “to ensure that students who need to review financial aid packages have everything they need to make the most informed decision possible for their college choice.”

In addition, any deadlines that enrolled students must consider after committing to UNC Asheville, such as housing applications, have been updated to accommodate this change.

Admitted students and families can learn more about UNC Asheville by visiting campus and attending the upcoming Admitted Student Day on Saturday, April 20. To register for Admitted Student Day, or any of the University’s other virtual and in-person events for admitted students, log into the AVLBound Portal at unca.edu/avlbound.

The Office of Financial Aid is available to answer any questions families may have about financial aid, cost, and affordability at UNC Asheville, no matter where they are in the college search process. A variety of options are available:

UNC Asheville students graduate with less debt than the national average, in part because more than 80% receive some form of need-based financial aid or merit scholarships. 

Thanks to this commitment to access and affordability, UNC Asheville is regularly recognized on the Fiske Guide’s “Best Buy” list of colleges and universities. In addition:

  • 47% of students receive UNC Asheville scholarships
  • 47% of students are federal or state grant recipients
  • The median monthly payment among UNC Asheville graduate loan holders is 15% less than the national average

This past fall, UNC Asheville announced the launch of its Access Asheville financial aid program. Qualified North Carolina residents whose family adjusted gross income is below $80,000 are guaranteed full tuition and fees coverage with grants and scholarships, currently valued at $7,501 per year. For more information, visit unca.edu/accessasheville.