Next Steps After Admission

Congratulations on your student’s admission!

Reference this list to support your student while they officially enroll at UNC Charlotte.

Paying for College

UNC Charlotte is one of the best educational values in North Carolina (Niche, 2022).

Help prepare your student for their transition to Charlotte by viewing our estimated cost of attendance and discussing financial options together.

Applying for Financial Aid

There are many types of financial aid available to students, including federal grants, state grants, student and parent loans and work-study employment.

All first-year students, regardless of family income, qualify for Federal Direct Student Loans up to $5,500. The Federal Direct PLUS Loan is available to family members for additional amounts that add up to the total cost of attendance. We encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine any assistance your student is eligible for. Financial aid offers will only be sent to the student’s UNC Charlotte email address.


More than 1,800 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students every year.

Students should apply for all University scholarships using the NinerScholars Portal after they’ve been admitted to UNC Charlotte. Please note, the admissions application is not used to determine scholarship recipients, nor does UNC Charlotte award scholarships to all incoming first-year students who meet minimum academic requirements.


Students will begin to see charges to their student account after they’ve registered for classes or signed up for housing or meal plans. All bills are sent electronically.

To view your student’s bill, they must establish you as an Authorized Payer before you are able to access their account and submit payments. Full payment of tuition and fees is due by the due date on your bill. Payment plans are also available to assist students and their families.

Student Orientation & Academic Resources (SOAR)

All students are required to attend a Student Orientation and Academic Resources (SOAR) session to get ready for life as a 49er. SOAR prepares students and families for their transition to Charlotte by enhancing student success, belonging and financial literacy. Students will receive information about course registration prior to attending their SOAR session.

Family Programs at SOAR

While SOAR is not required for family members, we welcome you to join in! This is an opportunity to engage with other 49er families, learn about life at Charlotte and prepare to support your student through their transition to college. Students should register their family members through their own SOAR reservation.


Living on campus helps your student build a foundation for success at Charlotte. They’ll establish a support network of friends, classmates and mentors in one of 16 residence halls in the heart of campus life.

We encourage you to explore our housing styles and learning communities, learn about the benefits of living on campus and discuss housing options with your student. Housing application instructions will be provided to your student in their acceptance letter from Undergraduate Admissions. Please note, first-year students are required to live on campus. Visit the housing website for more information about the live-on requirement and exemptions.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is the United States federal law that provides privacy protection for students regarding various education records. FERPA applies to all educational institutions that receive federal funds. This means that students’ educational records are considered confidential. Generally, family members are not permitted access to student education records without the student’s written and signed consent (for each individual record).