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Grants can help you pay for college in a way that doesn’t have to be repaid.

Students may apply for federal and state grants by first completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid .

Federal Grants

Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to students who show exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree.

Pell Grants can be used to pay for classes, books, and school supplies at the Sea Devils Book Store.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Supplemental Grants are awarded to undergraduate students. Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority for FSEOG awards.

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State Grants

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)

NCCCG is a state grant (available to students who have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree) that provides funding to North Carolina residents enrolled in a community college who demonstrate limited or no eligibility for Federal Pell Grants. Eligible students must also:

  • Enroll for at least six (6) credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes as defined by the State Residence Classification Manual
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North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship

The Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS) provides financial assistance to students who are residents of North Carolina and meet the eligibility requirements outlined by the state.
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