The following scholarships
and scholarship/loan programs are offered through the State Of North
Carolina. Additional information may be found at
College Foundation of North Carolina.
N.C. Community College
Grant (NCCC Grant)
- The North Carolina Legislature has established a
need-based grant to help meet the educational costs of North Carolina
residents attending a community college. Eligibility is based on the same
criteria as the Federal Pell Grant; students not eligible for the Federal
Pell Grant may be considered for the NCCC grant based on their estimated
family contribution as determined on the Student Aid Report. Eligible
students must be enrolled for at least six (6) credit hours per semester in
a curriculum program. Applicants must complete the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to also qualify for Federal Pell
Grant. Annual awards will vary based on financial need and enrollment
N.C. Education Lottery Grant (NCELS) –
The North Carolina Lottery Scholarship (NCELS) was created to
provide financial assistance to needy N.C. resident students attending
eligible colleges and universities located within N.C., (UNC campuses,
community colleges, independent colleges, and certain private colleges).
Eligible students must be a N.C. resident for tuition purposes; be enrolled
at least six (6) credit hours in a curriculum program; meet satisfactory
academic progress requirements of the institution; be admitted, enrolled and
classified as an undergraduate student in a degree, diploma or certificate
program. *Note: Students who have earned a baccalaureate (four-year) degree
are NOT eligible.
NC Forgivable Educational Loans For Service (FELS) The FELS Program was established by the North Carolina General Assembly to provide assistance to qualified who are committed to working in North Carolina in designated critical employment shortage professions. Current shortage areas include teaching, allied health, nursing and medicine. Students interested in receiving assistance through the FELS Program should read the loan forgiveness eligibility requirements for the educational programs the FELS Program Rules prior to submitting an application. Students who do not fulfill the service requirements must repay the loan in cash, plus interest that begins to accrue upon disbursement of the loan. Additional information and program applications may be found at www.cfnc.org/FELS. The application deadline is April 1 prior to the beginning of the school year beginning in August.
NC Division of
Many states offer educational assistance to students who
have a significant disability. A North Carolina student should contact the
Vocational Rehabilitation Division of the Department of Health and Human
Services, Raleigh, N.C., or in the student's local community. A student from
another state should contact his local Vocational Rehabilitation counselor.
“Financial Aid for North Carolinians”
is a guide published by the NC State Education Assistance Authority
providing information on the various financial aid resources available to
North Carolinians. Click
here to open the document
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