Making Money Moves: Thrifty Thursday Series 2018-2019

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by fiaadm under News.

Making Money Moves: Thrifty Thursday Series Presented by UNCG Financial Literacy Task Force Faculty Center 6:30-7:30pm RSVP Spartan Connect *Seniors* Graduating May or August? Attend at least 2 events & get a reserved seat at our April Senior/Alumni Dinner. Fall 2018 September 6-How will you spend that refund check? Get help creating a budget for the semester or the year. October 4-Paying for College DOESN’T have to be spooky! Create a plan to pay for college – file the FAFSA and search for scholarships. November 1-Holiday Spending: Balling on a Budget: How to enjoy the holidays without breaking the bank. Spring 2019 February 7-What’s love got to do with it? Learn how money issues can impact relationships with your family, friends and significant others. March 14-BOSS UP-Salary Negotiations: How do you weigh your compensation package? How do you negotiate based on what you want/need? Come and find out! April 4-#LifeGoals #YourFutureSelfWillThankYou Explore savings and investment options to prepare for the future.


Office closed September 3, 2018

Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2018 by fiaadm under News.

UNCG and The Financial Aid Office will be closed September 3, 2018 for Labor Day.


Fall 2018 Disbursement Information

Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 by fiaadm under News.

We understand that it can be hard to reach the Financial Aid Office (finaid@uncg.edu) or the Cashier’s Office (cashiers@uncg.edu) after the bills go out.  Phone calls, emails and in person visits increase dramatically during this time.  Feel free to use these self-guided tips to help avoid the crowds and start your semester right.

Registration Confirmation

You must have your registration confirmed (payment arrangements are complete) to avoid having your classes dropped. You can verify if your Fall 2018 registration has been confirmed on UNCGenie.

  • Log in with your UNCG ID and PIN
  • Click Student Services and Financial Aid
  • Select Payment Confirmation. Select the Term and click Submit.

Make sure you have accepted enough aid and/or you have made satisfactory payment arrangements for your bill to confirm your registration.

Disbursements and Refunds

Fall 2018 financial aid funds will be paid to student accounts starting August 4, 2018 for students who are registered for fall classes and whose registration is confirmed.   On August 6, 2018, the Cashier’s Office will begin to process refunds to students and students should receive them by August 10th.  Over 50% of our students receive their refunds before the first day of classes.  To ensure you are one of these students, check the following items:

  1. Accept all of the financial aid you want for the year. Refunds are generated because you have more aid than your charges each semester.  Use the UNCGenie Guide for help.
  2. Complete the Title IV Authorizations for aid (for the Cashier’s Office) by clicking on this link.
  3. Resolve financial aid holds including being enrolled in repeat hours that can impact your financial aid. (You must be enrolled at least half time to receive funds from most aid programs: Undergraduate and Graduate Licensure -6 hours per semester; Graduate – 4.5 hours per semester.)
  4. Complete all outstanding requirements, especially the Master Promissory Note and/or Entrance Counseling for your loans. If you have just accepted your loan in the last 3 weeks, work is continuing on those loans. You will see the MPN requirement updated after you have accepted it and certification is complete. You may track this on UNCGenie.
  5. Check your Satisfactory Academic Progress link in UNCGenie. If you need to submit an appeal, click here for more information.

If you do not have money applied to your account by August 4th, you will need to resolve one or more of the above issues in order for your aid to pay.   Once you have resolved the issue, your funds will be paid on your student bill.  If you are due a refund, it will be processed the week following the payment.

We hope these tips will help give you a smooth start to the semester!


Office closed July 4, 2018

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by fiaadm under News.

UNCG and The Financial Aid Office will be closed July 4, 2018 for Independence Day.


Office closed May 28, 2018

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2018 by fiaadm under News.

UNCG and The Financial Aid Office will be closed May 8, 2018 for Memorial Day.


Spring 2018 Disbursement & Emergency Loan Information

Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by fiaadm under News.

The Cashier’s Office estimates that the first mailing of refund checks and processing of direct deposit refunds will be completed by January 8, 2018 for those who have aid that exceeds their charges to UNCG. Please make sure you update your mailing address on UNCGenie as the checks will go to your campus mailbox if you live on campus or to your local address if you live off campus. Also, make sure that your bank accounts are set up correctly in the Student Account Center. Please make these updates before January 1, 2018. Aid will be disbursed to students who are registered, have submitted all necessary forms to the UNCG Financial Aid Office, are making satisfactory academic progress, and have been confirmed in their courses for the semester. You may not be confirmed in your courses due to:

  • Owing a balance to UNCG above the amount of financial aid you are receiving.
  • Owing a prior balance from a previous year.
  • Not completing your university immunization requirements.
  • Not having financial completed financial aid requirements.
  • Not being enrolled in the correct number of hours to receive your disbursement.
  • Not completing the Title IV Authorization Form.

Loan disbursements will not be made if you are not enrolled in full time hours (12 hours for undergraduates, 9 hours for graduates at the 500 level or above) unless you have previously completed a Financial Aid Revision Form and submitted it to our office. This form allows us to update your cost of attendance and award as necessary based on your expected enrollment. You should view your status on UNCGenie.

Spring Emergency Loan Applications available on UNCGenie starting January 3rd

Please make your request in whole dollars (do not include cents in your amount requested).

If you will be repaying the loan with pending financial aid you can currently apply for a maximum of $1200 if you have expected aid to cover that amount.

You will be contacted via your UNCG email address concerning the status of your application.

If your loan is approved, you will need to come to the Financial Aid Office and pick up an approval notice to take to the Cashier’s Office to receive your funds. There is a $5 processing fee for all approved emergency loans that will be taken out by the Cashier’s Office when you receive your funds. If you have outstanding financial aid requirements or have already received an emergency loan for the current semester, you will be unable to apply for an emergency loan through this process.


File Your 2018-2019 FAFSA!

Posted on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 by fiaadm under News.

The 2018-2019 FAFSA Application is available starting October 1, 2017. 

The 2018-2019 FAFSA will be based on 2016 tax information. It will NOT use 2017 tax information.

The priority filing deadline for UNCG is December 1st. That means there are some funds that even if you are eligible for them, you have to have filed before December 1st to be considered.

Some funds are awarded on a first come first serve basis, so filing early is to your benefit.

Once you’ve filed keep an eye on your email for updates from the UNCG Financial Aid Office!


Are You Ready for the Fall Semester?

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017 by fiaadm under News.

For Fall 2017, the first day we are authorized to pay financial aid funds to student accounts is August 5, 2017.  On August 7, 2017, the Cashier’s Office will begin to process refunds to students (available by direct deposit or mailed check usually by August 11, 2017).  Refunds are only generated if a student’s aid is more than enough to cover the bill and their courses are confirmed.

Bookstore Bucks are available as an option to purchase books until 11:59 pm, August 17. The amount requested in Bookstore Bucks is added to the student’s bill. If the student’s refund is generated before the Bookstore Bucks charge is added to the student account, they will have to pay this out of pocket. Students can find more information about this at the Bookstore web site.

All students are required to have Health Insurance and the university will automatically apply the charge each semester. If the student is already covered by a health insurance plan, they can request a waiver online through Student Health Services.

Make sure you complete payment confirmation for fall 2017. You may track your status on UNCGenie under the Student Services and Financial Aid tab by selecting Payment Confirmation.

You may not be confirmed in your courses or your refund may be delayed due to:

  • Having not accepted your aid. You can find instructions for accepting your award on our website.
  • Owing a prior balance from a previous year. Prior balances need to be handled with the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office.
  • Incomplete university immunization requirements for Student Health Services.
  • Incomplete financial aid requirements. You can find instructions for checking your requirements on UNCGenie on our website.
  • Not being enrolled in the correct number of hours to receive your disbursement. All awards are initially based off of full time hours (12 hours for undergraduates, 9 hours for graduates at the 500 level or above) unless you have previously completed a Financial Aid Revision Form and submitted it to our office. This form allows us to update your cost of attendance and award as necessary based on your expected enrollment.
  • Not completing the Title IV Authorization Form.
  • Not submitting final transcripts to Admissions.
  • Completing the Master Promissory Note and/or complete required Entrance Counseling for your loans. Both requirements must be completed on Studentloans.gov
  • Not receiving aid due to not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress You may submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress appeal if you wish to reinstate your financial aid eligibility.
  • Owing a balance to UNCG because the amount of financial aid is not enough to cover the full bill. You can view the bill online through the Student Account Center. Your Current Account Status will reflect your charges as well as your available financial aid. If your aid is more than enough to cover your bill the balance will be negative, that is your estimated refund. If you owe a balance there may be options for covering that balance:
    • Payment plan options are available through the Cashiers and Student Accounts Office.
    • For dependent students, parents can apply for a Parent PLUS loan. Graduate students can apply for a Graduate PLUS loan. Both applications are available on Studentloans.gov

Fall 2017 Disbursement & Emergency Loan Information

Posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017 by fiaadm under News.

The Cashier’s Office estimates that the first mailing of refund checks and processing of direct deposit refunds will be completed by August 15, 2017 for those who have aid that exceeds their charges to UNCG. Please make sure you update your mailing address on UNCGenie as the checks will go to your campus mailbox if you live on campus or to your local address if you live off campus. Also, make sure that your bank accounts are set up correctly in the Student Account Center. Please make these updates before August 8,2017. Aid will be disbursed to students who are registered, have submitted all necessary forms to the UNCG Financial Aid Office, are making satisfactory academic progress, and have been confirmed in their courses for the semester. You may not be confirmed in your courses due to:

  • Owing a balance to UNCG above the amount of financial aid you are receiving.
  • Owing a prior balance from a previous year.
  • Not completing your university immunization requirements.
  • Not having financial completed financial aid requirements.
  • Not being enrolled in the correct number of hours to receive your disbursement.
  • Not completing the Title IV Authorization Form.

Loan disbursements will not be made if you are not enrolled in full time hours (12 hours for undergraduates, 9 hours for graduates at the 500 level or above) unless you have previously completed a Financial Aid Revision Form and submitted it to our office. This form allows us to update your cost of attendance and award as necessary based on your expected enrollment. You should view your status on UNCGenie.

 

Fall Emergency Loan Applications available on UNCGenie starting August 9th

Please make your request in whole dollars (do not include cents in your amount requested).

If you will be repaying the loan with pending financial aid you can currently apply for a maximum of $1200 if you have expected aid to cover that amount.

You will be contacted via your UNCG email address concerning the status of your application.

If your loan is approved, you will need to come to the Financial Aid Office and pick up an approval notice to take to the Cashier’s Office to receive your funds. There is a $5 processing fee for all approved emergency loans that will be taken out by the Cashier’s Office when you receive your funds. If you have outstanding financial aid requirements or have already received an emergency loan for the current semester, you will be unable to apply for an emergency loan through this process.