Financial Assistance for UNCW International Students
International Students applying to the University of North Carolina Wilmington need to show financial documentation verifying that they have the financial resources available to fund their program of study.
Federal Financial Aid
Most of the financial aid available to UNCW students is funded from US government sources and requires that the recipient be a US citizen, US permanent resident, a citizen of certain Pacific Islands or an eligible non-citizen. Eligible non-citizens include: refugees, persons granted asylum, Cuban-Haitian entrants, or persons with USCIS documentation indicating they are in the United States not with the intention of staying temporarily but with the intention of becoming US citizens or permanent residents.
If you feel you might be eligible, please advise your financial aid counselor under which category you qualify and what type of USCIS documentation you will provide. Your financial aid counselor will then be able to ascertain if you qualify for federal financial aid. If it appears you meet the citizenship requirements after we review your USCIS documentation, we will send you a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or you may apply online. This form is used as the application for all federal student financial aid.
State Financial Aid
Non-residents do not qualify for the State of North Carolina's aid programs.
- Office of International Programs
The Office of International Programs has limited funds designated annually to assist international students. Students wishing to apply for these funds should contact the Office of International Programs.
- Other UNCW Scholarships
UNCW has very limited institutional aid in the form of scholarships available to international students. To apply, you may complete our Named Scholarship Application.
- Graduate Assistantship
Graduate teaching and research assistantships are available on a limited basis. The admission application process determines the candidates for these awards. For information, contact the specific department/school or the Graduate School Office.
- On-Campus Emplyment
UNCW employs many students for various jobs on campus. Pending permission from the Office of International Programs, international students may work up to twenty hours a week on campus. Hourly wages vary depending on the individual job. The Career Services Office maintains a listing of all student positions available.
- Private Sources
There are private loan programs available to international students. IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At the IEFA site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad. Note: This organization is not affiliated with UNCW.
You may wish to perform a search on the world wide web for privately offered scholarships.
For more information, contact:
Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
E-mail: (email@example.com) finaid AT uncw DOT edu
Office of International ProgramsPhone: 910.962.3685
E-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org) studyabroad AT uncw DOT edu