Tuition & Financial Aid
Major Changes in State-based Aid for N.C. Residents Planned for 2012-13
Guilford College students who are residents of North Carolina will experience significant changes in state-based financial aid as a result of cuts made by the N.C. General Assembly. These changes will be in effect for the 2012-13 academic year. Students who are N.C. residents should read the announcement carefully.
2012-13 FASFA Information
Guilford College’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is February 15th for all students. The FAFSA can be filed beginning January 1st, 2013 by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov (Guilford College’s school code is 002931). If you have any questions regarding the need-based application process, please contact the Student Financial Services Office at (336) 316-2354. Students filing after this date are subject to a reduction in need-based aid based on availability of funds.
Many students are torn between wanting the kind of educational experience that small, private colleges, such as Guilford, offer and knowing that such an opportunity comes at a hefty price. If you are feeling this way, it is important to know that Guilford is dedicated to removing the financial barriers to education and assisting our students in every way possible to achieve their goals.
Total Cost for Traditional Students for the 2012-2013 School Year
|Tuition and Fees*||$31,430|
|Room and Board||$8,560|
|Books and Supplies**||$1,350|
*Includes mandatory student activity and orientation fees.
***Can be waived
We make every effort, within the limits of our available financial aid resources, to assure that no qualified student will be denied the opportunity to attend Guilford College simply because they lack adequate funds. Financial assistance is available in a variety of forms to help students who meet academic and financial need requirements.
Financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need and/or academic or other merit. Because the primary responsibility for meeting college expenses resides with students and their families, the purpose of financial aid is to supplement the resources of each family. Parents are expected to contribute toward their student’s expenses from income and assets insofar as they are able. However, students are obliged to provide funds for their own education through savings, summer work, and other resources.
Currently, around 90% of all Guilford College students are receiving financial assistance. Of those, approximately 58% are receiving aid based on financial need. Because it is so important to us that students who are accepted and choose to attend Guilford be able to do so, we are proud to state that 100% of students demonstrating financial need will receive some type of aid at Guilford College.
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Student Financial Services Forms
- 2012-13 Certification Form (required for all students accepting money from a Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, Federal Work-study, or Federal Stafford Loan)
- 2012-13 Verification Document - Dependent Student (required by the Federal Student Aid Department for all students who have been chosen for Verification)
- 2012-13 Verification Document – Independent Student (required by the Federal Student Aid Department for all students who have been chosen for Verification)
- Preferred Lenders for Alternative Loans
- Payment Worksheet
- Guilford College Vehicle Registration Waiver Card