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Scholarships and Student Aid

The purpose of the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (OSSA) is to assist in the recruitment and retention of students by providing financial resource information and access to funding. The OSSA provides financial assistance and guidance through appropriate communication and learning activities that empower students to fulfill their academic aspirations. The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid is committed to providing timely and exemplary service to its students and families. 

Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. Most federal- and state-funded financial aid programs are awarded on the basis of proven financial need. The OSSA ensures that funds are awarded in a consistent and equitable manner. For each student who desires financial assistance, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed online at https://studentaid.ed.gov on or after October 1. The student must reapply each academic year for financial aid. Applicants should make sure that the correct award year is selected and that the school code of 002950 is listed in section six. NCCU does not certify private loans.

Recent Federal Government Changes

  1. Year-Round Pell: Eligible undergraduate students may receive up to 150% Pell per academic year, not to exceed 600% Lifetime Pell Limit. Must be enrolled in 6 hours for summer to qualify for additional Pell.
  2. Students must now present an unexpired government-issued ID to confirm identity when inquiring about financial aid.
  3. Schools are unable to share student financial aid data with external agencies.
  4. Prior (2018 tax data must be used for the 20202021 academic year).
  5. Maximum lifetime limits have been established for the Pell and Subsidized Stafford Loan programs.
  6. Federal and state funds will not cover courses repeated more than two times.

For assistance in completing your 20202021 FAFSA, please schedule an office appointment via our online form.

Contact Information

Location: Student Services Building, 1st Floor, Suite 106
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 am5 pm
Mailing address: P. O. Box 19496, Shepard Station, Durham, NC 27707
Telephone: (919) 530-6180 
Fax: (919) 530-7959
Email: ssa@nccu.edu
For customer service issues only, please email ssacares@nccu.edu.

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