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What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is money to help student with the expenses of attending college.

Who is eligible?
All students may be eligible for some type of financial aid and all are encouraged to apply.

How do I apply?

  1. Obtain a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form the Financial Aid Office or a high school guidance counselor.
  2. Complete and mail the FAFSA. Include Sampson Community College’s code (007892) in Step 6. The FAFSA may also be completed electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  3. FAFSA’s should be completed and mailed at least eight weeks prior to enrollment.
  4. The Financial Aid Office will give written notice of eligibility.
  5. Scholarship applications are available from the Financial Aid Office and the high school guidance counselor offices.
  6. Scholarship applications must be received by the Financial Aid Office by April 1.

What types of aid are available?

Federal Pell Grant Program
The Pell Grant is a federal aid program that provides (to eligible students) awards ranging from $400 to $4,000 per year. Application for the Pell Grant is made by completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). All students must apply for this grant in order to be considered for other financial aid.

Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs to students who demonstrate financial need. Application for Work-Study is made by completing the FAFSA and an application for Work-Study obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Supplemental Opportunities Grant Program
The Federal Supplemental Opportunities Grant Program (FSEOG) is designed to provide grants to exceptionally needy students.

NC Incentive Grant Program
The NC Incentive Grant Program provides financial assistance to the neediest students whose FAFSA is processed by March 15.

NC Community College Grant
The North Carolina Community College Grant program provides funds for NC residents attending community colleges who qualify for a limited amount of Pell Grant funds or are not eligible for Pell Grant. Application for the NC Community College Grant program is the FAFSA.

Sampson Community College Foundation Work-Study Program
This program provides part-time jobs on campus for students who may not qualify for Federal Aid.

Local Scholarships
A partial list of scholarship programs administered by SCC follows. For information on additional scholarships and application procedures, contact the Financial Aid Office or download the scholarship application by clicking here:

Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to download the form.

For a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader click on the following link:

  • Charles Collier Community College Scholarship
  • NC Nurse Education Scholarship Loan Program
  • North Carolina Nurse Scholars Program
  • SCC Foundation Academic Scholarships
  • SCC Foundation Endowed Scholarships
  • SCC Foundation General Scholarships
  • Sprint Telephone Scholarships
  • State Employees Association of NC Scholarships
  • Wachovia Technical Scholarship

Sampson Community College provides small, short-term loans for students who are expecting other financial aid or who have emergencies while enrolled. Applications for these loans are available in the Financial Aid Office and are limited by availability of funds.

Sampson Community College cooperates with other federal, state and local agencies for other types of assistance. for information contact the agency or the Financial Aid Office:

  • Veterans Administration
  • Telamon
  • North Carolina National Guard
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs
  • North Carolina Employment Security Commission
  • Sampson County Office of Employment and Training
  • Sampson County Department of Social Services


FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
College Foundation of North Carolina (www.cfnc.org)