Financial Aid

2023 Summer excess refund checks are scheduled to be disbursed June 13, 2023


Sampson Community College is committed to helping you get the funds you need to pay for your education. We will work with you to obtain scholarships, federal student aid and other forms of assistance for which you qualify.

How much does it cost to go to school?

Students and their families can use the Net Price Calculator to estimate the cost of school. This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year. Please also refer to the Tuition & Fees Chart for current costs per credit hour for curriculum classes.

Sampson Community College Cost of Attendance 2023-2024

How do I apply for financial aid to help pay for school?

To receive any state or federal student aid you qualify for, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

What will financial aid pay for?

Currently, all Associate Degree and Diploma programs offered by the College are eligible to be funded by financial aid.  Only certain certificate programs that meet specific criteria are eligible.  The US Department of Education will not fund financial aid to pay for the cost of curriculum programs containing less than sixteen (16) semester hours.  Additionally, financial aid does not cover expenses related to Workforce Development & Continuing Education classes and programs. These are CURRICULUM PROGRAMS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID.

What types of financial aid are available?

Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
Federal Work Study
NC Community College Grant
NC Education Lottery Scholarship
Golden Leaf Scholarship
SCC Foundation Scholarships

**SCC may receive a limited amount of additional state funds throughout the academic year. To be considered for these additional funds, the student must have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file in the SCC Financial Aid Office.


Self-Service is a secure online tool that allows you to view, manage and learn more about your financial aid at SCC.
Within Self-Service, you will be able to:
  • Check your financial aid status
  • Review your financial aid checklist and missing documents request
  • Review your Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Review and print your award letter
  • Access helpful links and resources