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Join the line at Bear Central with ‘BearQ’ 

UNC Bear Central will be providing students with an easier way to join the line for student services without physically waiting in line. Starting May 20, UNC students will be able to enter a virtual queue for financial aid, registrar and student account services from anywhere by using BearQ. This system allows students to check-in remotely via mobile app, our online kiosk or by coming in person. Plus, students will receive text notifications of their estimated wait times and when they’re next in line.

How to Apply for Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-25 year is now open! Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1 to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid. 

UNC’s Federal School Code: 001349.

If you miss the June 1 deadline, you should still submit a FAFSA as soon as possible. Applying is free, and aid is awarded to most students ranging from those with demonstrated financial need to students with a record of high achievement, as well as those who may need some federal loan assistance.

CONTACT US

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Campus Box 33
Greeley, CO 80639

Phone: 970-351-4862
Fax: 970-351-3737

ofa@pale61.com

Fall-Spring Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday

MEET WITH A COUNSELOR

Notes on 2024-25 FAFSA 

The University of Northern Colorado is closely monitoring changes coming to the FAFSA process for the 2024-25 school year. Below is some helpful information:

The 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is now available periodically as part of a soft launch by the Federal Gov't.. During the soft launch, the FAFSA form will be available for short periods of time while they monitor site performance and form functionality. 

You can complete the form to apply for financial aid to help pay for attendance at college between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. You will have plenty of time to complete the FAFSA form. If you do submit your form during the soft launch, your information will be saved, and you won’t need to resubmit your form or any related information. If your form is unavailable when you or your family members try to access it, please try again later.

Notes on Federal Student Loan Debt Relief and the End of Repayment Pause:

The University of Northern Colorado is closely monitoring the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Loan Debt Relief Plan. Links below  is what we know so far.  For the latest information, please see: White House Information on Debt Relief.

Following a multi-year pause on repayments, student loan interest resumed accrual beginning September 1, 2023 and payments begin starting in October 2023.

See UNC loan page for  several resources to assist borrowers with repayment of their federal student loans.

Future students

Future Students
Interested in UNC, but worried about cost? Let us help you understand the many options in paying for college.

Current students

Current Undergraduates
Learn more about maintaining your financial aid status throughout your college career at UNC.

Graduate students

Graduates and Professionals
Want to continue your education? Find more information on financial aid for graduate students.

Veterans

Veterans
UNC proudly supports you as a member of the military affiliated community.

Graduate students

International Students
Visiting from abroad? Learn more about getting financial aid. 

Parents

Parents/Guardians
What steps do you need to take as a parent of a UNC student?

Financial Aid Timeline

October 1 (December  2023 for the 2024-25 aid cycle)

FAFSA Application available
Use UNC school code 001349. Apply for a FSA ID 

Need help filing the FAFSA? Contact our Financial Aid Office at 970-351-4862 or ofa@pale61.com.

November 1st

UNC Scholarship Application is available on Ursa.

December

 Check Ursa account regularly for updates and any additional requirements.

January

For Estimated award use UNC's Net Price Calculator  

February 1 and June 1

UNC scholarship deadline is typically February 1. (May 15 for 2024-25 due to FAFSA delays)
Make sure your FAFSA application processed correctly by June 1 and was sent to UNC. 

Check your Ursa account and BearMail on a regular basis for updates.

April 1 (May 15 for 2024-25 due to FAFSA delays)

Official UNC award letters are sent out.

Be sure to check your Ursa account for the most updated information.

June 1

UNC Scholarship  deadline for transfer, graduate and international students. 

June 15

Accept or decline your award through your Ursa account.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions you may have.

July 1

Complete your award Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) studentloans.gov. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions you may have.

Late August

Your Financial Aid Award will be applied to your student bill.

Important Information

Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID

An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.

Get more help on creating your FSA ID

Complete Your FAFSA

The 2024-25 FAFSA is open.
Start the FAFSA

Ursa is your student account that will detail information such as financial aid, credit requirements, and GPA. Be sure to check your BearMail account, this is where you may view your UNC emails. The Office of Financial Aid will send your award email and information to your BearMail account.

IRS Data Retrieval

Determine if you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, or, if needed, obtain a tax transcript from the IRS.

Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool/Obtaining a Tax Transcript 

Kevion Ellis

From the UNC Magazine
Spring/Summer 2018 Issue

How my Financial Aid Story Led to Meeting Bill Gates

I've learned that the power of storytelling is an incredible thing that can lead to major impact.

Kevion Ellis, 2018 International Affairs graduate

Read Kevion's financial aid story in the UNC Magazine.