NC State Grants

North Carolina State Grants

New for 2016-17: There has been a change to the NC Community College Grant award schedule. Please review your award letter and contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.

The North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG) and North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS) are state funded programs.

Purpose of Programs: The NCCCG and NCELS are funded for the purpose of helping financial needy North Carolina resident students meet the cost of post-secondary education. Both programs are administered by the College Foundation of North Carolina.

Determining Eligibility:

  •  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15th each year to be given priority consideration and must meet all Title IV requirements.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • Students must meet all Pell Grant eligibility requirements, i.e. file complete, valid EFC and must be in a Pell Grant eligible program of study.
  • Student must be a NC resident.

Amount of Award: Award amounts vary and are determined by the State of North Carolina.


NOTE:  All awards are contingent upon funds being available and are subject to change.