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Grants for Students

Pell Grant

All financial aid applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. The PELL Grant is a federal student aid entitlement program which provides a foundation of financial assistance to which other forms of aid may be added.

The U.S. Department of Education determines the student’s eligibility for financial aid based on the formula developed annually and reviewed by Congress. This formula is applied consistently to all applicants and takes into account income, assets, family size, etc. The formula uses the information provided on the application to produce an eligibility index number which determines the amount of aid to be received. The Student Aid Report (SAR) will be mailed directly to the student approximately four to six weeks after submitting their application. The Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) will be received by CCC approximately five to ten days after submission of the electronic application.

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

SEOG is also a federal program. However, it is not an entitlement program as is the PELL Grant. Recipients are determined by the Financial Aid Office which awards the grant according to exceptional financial need of the student.

North Carolina Community College Grant

Students must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for this program. These funds are available to the neediest students who are not eligible for other financial aid programs that fully cover the required educational expenses of the student. Students must meet all requirements for a Federal PELL Grant, must be enrolled in an eligible program, must be a North Carolina resident, and must be enrolled at least half-time.

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship

Students must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for this program. These funds are awarded to eligible students who attend community colleges in North Carolina. Recipients must be North Carolina residents who are enrolled at least half-time.