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North Carolina Aid Programs

There are many programs managed by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA). View this complete list.

AMOUNT

Up to $3,588

AWARDS AVAILABLE

Until funds are exhausted

DEADLINE

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1

Eligibility

  • Be a North Carolina resident student 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
  • Be admitted, enrolled and classified as an undergraduate student in matriculated status in a degree, certificate or diploma program at an eligible North Carolina institution (UNC campuses and North Carolina Community College campuses)

 

Description

The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS) was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina residents attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina.

Application Requirements

 

Other Information

Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed. The FAFSA opens on October 1. Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant with one exception; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant with an expected family contribution of $5,711 or less will be eligible for an Education Lottery Scholarship. Students who have earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are ineligible.

AMOUNT

Up to $2,400

AWARDS AVAILABLE

Until funds are exhausted

DEADLINE

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1

Eligibility

  • Be a North Carolina resident student 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

 

Description

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

Application Requirements

 

Other Information

Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed. The FAFSA opens on October 1. 

Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant with one exception; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant with an expected family contribution of $8,500 or less will be eligible for a North Carolina Community College Grant. Students who have earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are ineligible.

AMOUNT

Up to $4,200

AWARDS AVAILABLE

Until funds are exhausted

DEADLINE

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1

Eligibility

  • Enroll for at least six credit hours at one of the 16 institutions of The University of North Carolina

 

Description

Grants available for eligible students attending one of the 16 institutions of the University of North Carolina.

Application Requirements

 

Other Information

Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed; no formal deadline has been established. The FAFSA opens on October 1. Applicants should meet priority deadlines established by their institution. Late applicants may be denied if insufficient funds are available.

Eligibility is based on a calculation of need, using income data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

AMOUNT

Up to $7,340

AWARDS AVAILABLE

Until funds are exhausted

DEADLINE

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1

Eligibility

  • Be a North Carolina resident as well as a North Carolina resident student for tuition purposes, as defined by North Carolina 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)

 

Description

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

Application Requirements

 

Other Information

Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed. The FAFSA opens on October 1. Applicants should meet priority deadlines established by their institution. Late applicants may be denied if insufficient funds are available.

Eligibility is based on a calculation of need, using income data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).