NC Community College Grant Program

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Grants are available to North Carolina residents who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at North Carolina community colleges.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the institution
Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant may be considered for this grant based on their estimated family contribution as determined on the Student Aid Report (SAR). Students who have earned baccalaureate (four year) college degrees are ineligible.

The range per grant for this program is $100 to $1,500. The value will vary according to information generated from the student's Pell Grant application.

Application Procedure
Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is also used to qualify for Federal Pell Grants. This form can be completed at Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed. Please contact the financial aid officers at the local community colleges for more specific information regarding procedures, etc.

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