Federal and State Grants

Types of Grants

A Federal Pell Grant is a grant for undergraduates from the government that does not have to be repaid by the student. To apply for a Pell Grant, students need to complete the FAFSA.  The student must be a US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an eligible program.  The student must demonstrate financial need and meet eligibility requirements.  Additionally, the student must not already have a baccalaureate degree and must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Awards range from $605-$5,645 for the 2013-14 academic year. The amount of awards will be determined upon FAFSA results, cost of attendance, and enrollment status.  

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant from the government for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are enrolled at least half-time. To apply for FSEOG, students need to complete the FAFSA.  The student must be a US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an eligible program.  The student must demonstrate financial need and meet eligibility requirements.  Additionally, the student must not already have a baccalaureate degree and must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students may be awarded up to $500 per year depending on federal allocation. Priority is given to students who apply early.

The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship is available for students who: 1) are North Carolina residents for tuition purposes; 2) meet all eligibility requirements for a Federal Pell grant, except the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) requirement; and 3) are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester as an undergraduate student in a degree, certificate or diploma program at an eligible North Carolina post-secondary institution. Students who have already earned a baccalaureate (four-year) college degree are not eligible. Students must also meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements of the institution they attend. Funds are not available for the summer semester. Award amounts range from $100-$3,100 for the academic year. Applicants must complete the FAFSA to be qualified for this need based financial assistance.

The North Carolina Community College Grant for Less Than Half-Time Students is available for students enrolled in five or fewer credit hours. All certificate, diploma and associate degree students must complete the FAFSA to be qualified for this need-based financial assistance. Students enrolled in certificate programs that are ineligible for federal student assistance may qualify for these funds. The Student Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be from 801 through 4000. Qualified students enrolled less than half time shall be eligible for $30 per semester hour up to a maximum of $150. Qualified students in programs that are ineligible for federal student assistance shall be eligible for $30 per semester hour up to a maximum of $150.

The North Carolina Community College Grant is a grant offered by the state to residents of North Carolina. All students who complete the FAFSA are screened for eligibility. Awards range from $50-$1700 per academic year. Award amounts are determined by the state based upon FAFSA results and enrollment status. Students must be enrolled at least half-time, a N.C. resident, and must not have a baccalaureate degree.

 

 
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