Applying for scholarships and student aid

The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (OSSA) is committed to providing timely and exemplary service to its students and families. The OSSA provides financial assistance and guidance through appropriate communication and learning activities that empower students to fulfill their academic aspirations.

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. NCCU does not certify private loans.

Follow these steps to apply for student aid:

  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at between January 1 and the deadline of March 15. Students must reapply each academic year for financial aid.
  2. Make sure you select the correct award year.
  3. List school code 002950 in section six.
  4. Immediately respond to requests from NCCU for documents such as tax returns or worksheets.

Contact the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at (919) 530-6180 or via e-mail at or refer to the Student Aid Program Summary for detailed information.