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North Carolina Need Based Scholarship

Created by the 2011 North Carolina General Assembly, this is a need-based program for NC residents attending private institutions of higher education located in North Carolina.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be a North Carolina resident as well as an N.C. resident for tuition purposes, as defined by the N.C. Residency Manual
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student in at least 9 credit hours at a qualifying private North Carolina campus
  • Demonstrate a certain level of financial need based on calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Meet requirements for the Federal Pell Grant (except the EFC range restrictions)

The value per grant will vary according to information generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Application Procedure
Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing at least one qualifying private North Carolina institution. Consideration for the grant is automatic once the FAFSA is filed. No deadline has been established; however, applicants should meet financial aid application deadlines established by their institutions. Late applicants may be denied if insufficient funds are available.

Other Information

Related Links
List of Qualifying Institutions

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