Financial Resources for Students
Budgeting and financial planning:
- UNC Student Affairs lists financial resources as part of Student Wellness programming.
- Forbes list of the best budgeting apps for 2021: Personal Capital, Mint, YNAB (You Need A Budget), PocketGuard, Goodbudget, Stash, Honeydue, Digit.
- The Graduate School provides financial literacy workshops for graduate and professional students.
- GradSense – this website has very helpful tips and tools for budget planning.
- The UNC School of Law hosts a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help with taxes.
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Topic No. 421 provides the policy about taxability of scholarships, fellowship grants, and other grants.
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publication 970 provides the policy for tax benefits for education.
- The University Cashier has detailed information on forms issued by their office, such as form 1098-T.
- The UNC Payroll Services has information on payroll taxes and forms, such as W-2, W-4, and NC-4.
Who to Contact?
For questions about funding from your department, contact your department’s business manager, student services manager, or director of graduate studies.
For questions about how your financial aid may be impacted, email the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid.