Financial Aid

Grants

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The following is a brief description of grant programs at SCC. Grants are gift money that does not need to be repaid as long as the student does not withdraw from, or stop attending all classes. Click here for detailed instructions on how to apply for grants. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to apply for all the following grants.


The Federal Pell Grant is generally awarded to undergraduate students with financial need, who have not already earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. A student’s EFC will determine whether or not they are eligible and how much he or she will be awarded. A student’s semester hours will determine the amount that will be disbursed, and the Pell Grant can generally be paid for full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours), three-quarter time (9-11 credit hours), half-time (6-8 credit hours), and less than half-time (1-5 credit hours).

Pell Grant Award Range: $605 - $5,645 for 2013-2014


The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a smaller grant that is awarded to students with the greatest financial need (lowest EFC). Limited funds are provided by the federal government and are awarded by the SCC Financial Aid Office to both full-time and part-time students. Since funds are limited, priority is given to students with zero EFCs who file the FAFSA earliest in the year.

FSEOG Award Range: $400 per year for 2013-2014


The North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG) is a grant established by the North Carolina General Assembly to help meet the educational costs of attending a community college. To be considered for this grant, a student must be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes and enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours per semester). A student’s EFC will determine whether or not he or she is eligible, and how much he will receive. This grant is only available for Fall and Spring semesters.

NCCCG Award Range: $100 - $1,700 per year for 2013-2014


The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS) was created by the 2005 North Carolina General Assembly to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina residents attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state. To be considered for this grant, a student must be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes and enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours per semester). A student’s EFC will determine whether or not he or she is eligible, and how much the student will receive. This grant is only available for Fall and Spring semesters.

NCELS Award Range: $100 - $3,100 per year for 2013-2014