North Carolina Community College Grant

The North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG) is funded by the state of North Carolina. Awards are determined by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, through College Foundation, Inc.

If eligible for the grant, you are allowed to receive the grant for eight semesters (or equivalent). The NCCCG is awarded for fall and spring semesters only (summer is ineligible).

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG) Requirements

  • your most recent ISIR and the ISIR on which the grant is being awarded reflect NC residency
  • your current residency determination is NC resident, or you have been continuously enrolled since being determined an NC resident by the RDS, or by the school for determinations that took place prior to RDS implementation
  • demonstrated financial need
  • be a North Carolina resident
  • enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours)
  • enrolled in an eligible program
  • hold a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and the Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, except for the EFC requirement established by the federal government

To be considered for the North Carolina Community College Grant, list a North Carolina Community College as one of your top three choices of institutions when completing the FAFSA.

North Carolina Community College Grant awards are awarded based on full-time plus enrollment (15 credit hours or more). In order to receive the full award amount listed on your award letter (you can view their Financial Aid Award Letter in MyCollege), you should take 15 credit hours per semester. If you decide to take less than 15 credit hours, your NC Community College Grant award will be reduced:

  • 15+ (full-time plus): 100% + $400 (shown on award letter)
  • 12-14 (full-Time): 100%
  • 9–11: 75%
  • 6–8: 50%
  • 1–5: 0 % (you are required to be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to receive the award)