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State Financial Aid

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State Financial Aid programs are administered by the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA). Detailed information concerning each of these funds may be obtained from the College Foundation of North Carolina at www.cfnc.org.

The programs that the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs directly awards to our students are listed below.

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)

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

To be eligible, students must:

  • 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 value per grant will vary according to information that is generated from the Pell Grant application.

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS)

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

To be eligible, students must:

  • 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
  • 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, Community College Campuses, Independent College Campuses and certain other private colleges)

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 estimated family contribution of $5000 or less will be eligible for an Education Lottery Scholarship. Students who have earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are ineligible.

The value per grant will vary according to information that is generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application. Grants will range from $100 to $3,400 for the year.







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