Federal Pell Grants

All undergraduate students who have not received their first baccalaureate degree are applying for a Federal Pell Grant when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to qualify for a Pell Grant, students must have exceptional financial need as determined by Federal Methodology and be enrolled for at least three credit (not audit) hours. Amounts awarded are determined by the federal government.

Recent regulatory changes affect Federal Pell Grant awards. The change limits the total number of years a student may receive a Pell Grant to the equivalent of six years (12 semesters).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This grant is awarded to those students with exceptional need. Students must be an undergraduate working toward a first baccalaureate degree and enrolled for full-time credit (not audit) hours each term. Funding for this grant is limited and awarding is subject to funds availability. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for the FSEOG.

Foster Care to Success Education and Training Voucher Program

Please follow the link above for more information and to review the application process.

The Education and Training Voucher Program offers funds to foster youth and former foster youth to enable them to attend colleges, universities and vocational training institutions. Students may receive up to $5000 a year for college or vocational training education. Students receiving funds prior to their 21st birthday may continue to receive support until age 23. The funds may be used for tuition, books or qualified living expenses.

Grants and Scholarships for North Carolina Residents

All students who are NC residents are considered for state grant eligibility when they complete the FAFSA. The state determines a student's eligibility based on the various guidelines for the different grant programs.