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UNCW Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
Warwick Center
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5951

UNCW's school code: 002984



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Types of Financial Aid

There are four main types of financial aid. A student is offered a combination of aid (known as a financial aid award) from these four programs:

Please Note: Due to limited funding allocations, not all students meeting priority deadlines are awarded funds from all programs.


Grants are need-based financial awards that do not have to be repaid. Grants are provided based on Federal, State and institutional regulations and guidelines.

  • Federal Grants
  • State Grants
  • Institutional Grants


The largest source of scholarships at UNCW are institutional merit scholarships. Institutional merit scholarships are generally awarded based on stated criteria such as a high grade-point average, SAT or ACT score, or exceptional talent. Other institutional scholarships are awarded based on affiliation with a certain group such as a sorority or fraternity, interest in a specific subject area like math or science, etc.

Need-based scholarships and grants are awarded based upon a student's financial need. Some scholarships are awarded based on both merit and financial need. Primarily, there are five areas of scholarship awards, i.e., Athletic Scholarships/Grants-In-Aid, Honors Program, Diversity Scholarships, Named Scholarships, and scholarships administered by the various academic departments.


Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based Federal program that provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to work part-time, either on or off-campus, to assist with educational costs.


There are several loan options available to assist you in financing your education including Federal Direct Student Loans, and Federal Parent PLUS Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS).

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