North Central State College has established a financial aid program which assists eligible students to attend the College. Aid is available to both full-time and part-time students; a full-time student is enrolled 12 or more credit hours per academic term. Funding for financial aid comes from the federal government, the College and its Foundation, and private sources. Types of available aid include grants and scholarships, loans, and part-time employment. The College’s Financial Aid Office is responsible for the administration of all student financial aid programs at the College.
General Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid
How to Apply for Financial Aid
The entire application process, other than #2, must be repeated each academic year.
Grants are “gift funding” provided by the federal government which only rarely has to be repaid.
A North Central State College scholarship is "gift funding" that does not have to be repaid. High school scholarships are based on grade average, class rank, and composite ACT score. High school seniors should submit a copy of their most recent transcript with their application for admission.
The North Central State College Foundation raises funds from supporters of the College and, in turn, provides merit, need-based, and general financial assistance to over one hundred NC State students each year. For qualified North Central State College students, the College Foundation provides academic, financial need, and general scholarships from 42 endowed and special funds. There are scholarships available for new and current students as well as full-time and part-time students.
Application forms and complete details about Foundation scholarships are available on the College website at: www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/alumni-and-foundation/ foundation/foundation-scholarships.html, or from the College Foundation Office in Room 122 of Kee Hall.
Necessities Fund - A loan which can be forgiven.
Students who do not qualify for federal grants but do have a specific financial obstacle to attending the College may apply for a loan from the Necessities Fund. While this is a loan program, the loan will be forgiven (will not have to be repaid) if the student graduates from the College within four years of receiving funding. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.
Emergency Loan Fund
Short-term, small amount funding is available to assist eligible students meet unusual expenses which might prevent them from attending the college. Loans will not be approved for typical college expenses (tuition and books) or for daily living expenses. Repayment is required within 60 days. An application form may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. Funding for this program is limited.
Student loans must be repaid. Complete student loan information is available on the College website at: www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/financial-aid/types-of-aid/ loans.html.
Federal Work-Study (FWS): Federally and College funded; provides part-time employment on campus; need based; applications are available at the Financial Aid Office; requires half-time enrollment; other eligibility criteria apply. View complete details at: www.ncstatecollege.edu/cms/financial-aid/types-of-aid/student-employment.html.
(Title IV Refund Policy)
When a student who has received federal financial aid withdraws from or stops attending all classes, the College is required to determine if any of the aid which the student received is required to be returned by the student. The College will, in compliance with federal law, calculate the amount of the required return and will bill the student for the amount owed.
Military veterans and their dependents may be eligible for educational benefits from the United States Veterans Administration (VA) while attending the College. The Financial Aid Office certifies to the VA recipient eligibility relating to enrollment. Those seeking benefits should note:
To maintain eligibility for VA benefits, the recipient must:
Additional information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. The availability of financial aid and policies governing the administration of financial aid programs are subject to change.