North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant
Through the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, high school students 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.
- 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 .
How to get started
- Applicants need to apply for admission at Cape Fear Community College and complete residency determination through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) . *Please Note: No additional application is required.
- Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).