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Types of Aid Available

Overview

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. Click the links to learn more about each form of financial aid potentially available to you.

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 $598 to $5815 for the 2016-2017 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 $400 yearly and are intended to supplement the Federal Pell Grant. To qualify, students must complete the FAFSA.

Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study is federal funds provided for low-income eligible students enrolled preferably at least part-time. Work-Study involves part-time employment (8-10 hours per week) on and off campus. SCC receives a limited amount of Federal Work Study funds yearly. Currently the hourly rate is $8.75 per hour. To apply for the Federal Work Study, complete the FAFSA and the SCC Work Study Application.

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 $2200, 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 $130 to $3130, 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.

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