NC Community College Grant


Up to $2,200 (12 credit hours)


Until funds are exhausted


Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1


  • Be a North Carolina resident student for tuition purposes
  • Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the institution
  • Meet requirements for the Federal Pell Grant (except the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) range used for Federal Pell Grant awards)



Grants are available to North Carolina residents who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at North Carolina community colleges.


Application Requirements


Other Information

Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed. The FAFSA opens on October 1. Applicants should meet priority deadlines established by their institution. Late applicants may be denied if insufficient funds are available.

Eligibility is based on a calculation of need, using data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students with EFCs of 8,500 or less are eligible.