Financial Aid Programs

What Types of Aid are Available at Sampson Community College?

Program

Eligibility

Benefits

How To Apply

Federal Pell Grant

For low-income U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an eligible program of study (curriculum)

Awards range from $288 to $5,550 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online  at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Federal Supplement Education Opportunity Grant

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with extreme financial need.

Awards range from $100 to $400 and are intended to  supplement the Federal Pell Grant.

Complete a FAFSA

Federal Work-Study

Low-income eligible students enrolled preferably at least part-time.

Work-study involves part-time employment (8-10 hours/week) on and off-campus.   Pay ranges from $7.00 to $8.00 /hour.

Complete a work-study application available in the Financial Aid Office. (Students must have a FAFSA on file and have a financial need determined by the federal formula.

North Carolina Community College Grants *

Low -income NC residents enrolled at one of the 58 Community Colleges at 6 credit hours per semester.  Students must be in an eligible program of study.

Awards range from $150 to $650 per year.

Submit FAFSA by March 15th of each year.

 

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship *

Low income NC residents who enroll for at least 6 credit hours per semester. Students must be in an eligible program of study.

Awards range from $100 to $3400 per year.

Submit the FAFSA by March 15th of each year.

 

 

*The North Carolina financial aid programs are contingent upon legislature and the availability of funds.

Additional State Funds
In addition to the above financial aid programs, SCC may receive additional state funds throughout the academic year.  To be considered, a student must have a current FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office.

Golden Leaf Funds – Notification will be made to students via The Viking Voice, Gmail, and the Financial Aid Bulletin Board located outside Student Services.

Targeted Assistance Funds – These funds are available for curriculum and occupational extension students that are enrolled in a “high demand/low enrollment” program of study. 

Less Than Half-Time Funds – These funds are available for students that have completed the FAFSA and have a EFC of 1601 to 4000, and are enrolled less than half-time (1-5 credit hours).