North Carolina Longleaf Complete Grant
Are you an adult learner who previously started a college degree, certificate or diploma, but had to drop out or were unable to complete your program? Get money to help you finish your degree with the NC Longleaf Complete Grant.
The grant ends September 30, 2023.
Associate Degree Program
$8,000 for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses ($4,000 in the fall and $4,000 in the spring)
Diploma or Certificate Program
$5,000 for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses ($2,500 in the fall and $2,500 in the spring)
Finish Your Degree Today
There is not a separate Longleaf Complete Grant application. You will automatically be considered for the grant once you complete your FAFSA and enroll at Central Piedmont. If eligible, you will get an award letter from the Central Piedmont Financial Aid office.
You don't need to enroll in a certain number of credit hours per term. You are eligible if you:
started — but have not finished — a for-college-credit associate degree, diploma, or certificate (post-secondary degree).
have completed at least 30, or half, of the started associate degree, diploma, or certificate's required credit hours.
have not earned a bachelor's degree.
have enrolled in a for-college-credit certificate or diploma program during the upcoming academic year.
It's not required, but you will get priority consideration for the Longleaf Complete Grant if you:
- are an adult learner (24 years old and older)
- had started a degree, but have not attended college since March 13, 2020