Financial aid consists of federal and state funds to assist curriculum students in paying for college expenses. All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid each year.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is available to eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an eligible curriculum. The Federal Pell Grant awards range from $812 to $6,495 for the 2021-2022 academic year and $692 to $6,895 for the 2022-2023 academic year. To apply for Federal Pell Grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY GRANT
The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is available via federal funds provided for low-income U.S. Citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an eligible curriculum with extreme financial need. The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant awards range from $100 to $500 yearly and are intended to supplement the Federal Pell Grant. To qualify, students must complete the FAFSA.
Federal Work Study
The Federal Work-Study program provides part-time jobs to students with documented financial need, while enrolled in college. The program is designed to prepare students for the workforce, provide a valuable work experience and help them earn money to help pay for education expenses. Work-Study hours are usually 8-15 per week but are flexible with the student’s class schedule. SCC receives a limited amount of Federal Work Study funds on a yearly basis and eligibility for participation is determined by the SCC Financial Aid Office. Click here to apply for Federal Work Study!
N.C. COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRANT
The North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG) consists of state funds established by the North Carolina General Assembly each year for low-income students enrolled in an eligible curriculum. To be considered for this grant, a student must be a North Carolina resident and be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours per semester). Students with a bachelor’s degree are ineligible. The awards currently range from $100 to $3,400, and is available for the Fall and Spring Semesters only. To apply for the NC Community College Grant, complete the FAFSA.
NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP
The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS) consists of state funds established by the North Carolina General Assembly each year for low-income students enrolled in an eligible curriculum. Students with a bachelor’s degree are ineligible. The awards currently range from $100 to $3,704, and is available for the Fall and Spring Semesters only. To apply for the NC Education Lottery Scholarship, complete the FAFSA.
GOLDEN LEAF FUNDS
Golden LEAF Scholarships are available to students from qualifying counties, who demonstrate financial need, to help them attend college at participating North Carolina public or private institutions or community colleges. All curriculum students will receive notification about the availability of Golden LEAF Funds via their SCC student email.
ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDS
In addition to the NC Community College Grant and the NC Education Lottery Scholarship, SCC may receive a limited amount of state funds throughout the academic year. To be considered for these additional funds, the student must have a current FAFSA on file in the SCC Financial Aid Office.
TARGETED ASSISTANCE FUNDS
Targeted Assistance Funds are available for curriculum and occupational extension students that are enrolled in a “high demand/low enrollment” program of study. There is no application for the Targeted Assistance Funds. The Financial Aid Office will identify the curriculum and notify students of eligibility.