NC Community College Grant

Overview

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.

Full Time Plus

The NCCCG offers an additional $400 for the fall and spring semesters.  This award is called the North Carolina Community College Full Time Plus and it requires a student to be enrolled in at least 15 credit hours each semester to receive the full award.  These additional funds are identified on the student’s SCC Financial Aid Award letter separately from the original NCCCG entitlement.

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Residency

Student must be a Resident of North Carolina.

Minimum Credit Hours

Student must be enrolled at least half-time (6-8 credit hours) in an eligible curriculum and maintain satisfactory academic progress standards as stated in the college catalog.

Charges

Student may charge tuition, fees, books, and supplies to the grant during registration. The balance of these funds will be included in your excess check on the designated check dates.

Availability of Funds

The availability of these funds are contingent upon the NC Legislature. The NCCCG is not available for the summer semester.

Repayment Policy

You may be required to repay a percentage of these funds if you withdraw, drop out, or are dismissed from all classes prior to completing 60% of the semester. The Financial Aid Office will recalculate eligibility and you will be notified if there is a balance to repay.  If you charged books and other materials in the bookstore using federal or state aid, these charges will also be considered in the calculation.  You will be responsible for paying the outstanding balance after the calculation has been determined.  You will not be allowed to register for classes or receive a transcript until the outstanding balance is paid in full.  Withdrawing may also affect future financial aid eligibility.  Please speak to a financial aid staff before withdrawing from classes at SCC.

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