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College Funding Available at CFCC for NC 2020 and 2021 High School Grads

Eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years at Cape Fear Community College.

Wilmington, NC – North Carolina 2020 and 2021 high school graduates may be eligible to have their tuition and fees covered for up to two years at Cape Fear Community College.

Through the Longleaf Commitment Grant, North Carolina class of 2020 and 2021 high school graduates may be eligible to receive this grant— money that does not need to be repaid —for tuition and fees toward a degree, credential, or to attain transfer credit.

Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant Program ends at the conclusion of the 2023 spring semester.

“High school graduates have the exclusive opportunity to earn a degree from CFCC without accumulating student debt,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “There is no better time to go to college than now; this type of grant for students is a rare, can’t-miss opportunity.”

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2020 or 2021
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Be a first-time college student during the 2021-2022 school year (students who have earned college credit through Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College high school and have now graduated high school are also eligible).
  • Enroll in a curriculum program during Spring 2022
  • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Complete the FAFSA for 2021-22 and submit any documents required for verification to the financial aid office.
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 – $15,000. (“EFC” is based upon student’s FAFSA determination. Most students with an estimated family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of up to $90,000 will be eligible).
  • Renew FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements at cfcc.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress.

How to Apply

To learn more and apply for the NC Longleaf Commitment Grant at Cape Fear Community College, contact Rachel Cavenaugh at 910-362-7317 or rcavenaugh@cfcc.edu .

Additional Funding Available

North Carolina’s Longleaf Commitment Grant is just one of the funding sources available to CFCC students this spring. Students may be eligible for federal relief funding as well scholarships and federal financial aid. Learn more about CFCC’s resources to help pay for college at cfcc.edu/paying-for-cfcc/ or contact CFCC’s Financial Aid Office at cfcc.edu/financial-aid/contact-us .

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