North Carolina Community College Aid Programs

To apply for North Carolina Aid, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is also used to qualify for Federal Pell Grants. Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed.

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS)

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

Eligibility

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Be admitted, enrolled, and classified as an undergraduate student in a matriculated status in a degree, certificate, or diploma program
  • Meet all eligibility requirements for the Federal Pell Grant, except the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) requirement
  • Students who have already earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are not eligible.
  • NC Education Lottery Scholarships are not available for summer sessions.

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant

Please visit the North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant page for further information.

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)

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

Eligibility

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Meet all eligibility requirements of a Federal Pell Grant, except the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) requirement
  • Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester as an undergraduate student in a degree, certificate or diploma program
  • Students who have already earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are not eligible.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • NC Community College Grants are not available for summer sessions.

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).