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Class of 2021 High School Graduates Can Have Tuition Covered at CFCC through NC Longleaf Commitment Grant

union stationWilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College is excited to announce that eligible 2021 North Carolina high school graduates can have their tuition and fees covered at CFCC for up to two years.

Through the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, class of 2021 North Carolina 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 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, one-shot occurrence.”

Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Be a first-time college student (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 Fall 2021
  • 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 https://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 .

Students who are not eligible for the NC Longleaf Commitment Grant may be eligible for other scholarship opportunities at CFCC. 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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