The College provides a number of financial assistance programs, ensuring educational opportunities for individual students. Grants, scholarships, and employment opportunities are included in such programs.
Applications for state, institutional, and private programs vary. Contact the Financial Aid Office (Student Center), the College Foundation Office (James L. Henderson, Jr. Administration Building), or the Human Services Office (Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building) for specific information.
The goal of the Financial Aid Office is to provide assistance to students in meeting the rising costs of obtaining an education.
To receive financial aid, a student must apply for a federal Pell Grant by having a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the United States Department of Education (DOE) that demonstrates the student’s financial need. This financial need is the difference between the cost of education and the amount the student or the student’s family can contribute toward the student’s education and is determined by a standard formula from the DOE. Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis for two semesters: fall, spring, and/or summer semesters. After two (2) semesters of enrollment, students should meet with a Financial Aid Assistant regarding the possible availability of summer semester funds. A student must submit a new FAFSA application prior to each academic year. The FAFSA will provide specific information regarding dates (month, day, and year) for federal and state financial aid. The student must be fully admitted to a Pell eligible degree, diploma, or certificate program of study (curriculum), not owe a refund on a grant or be in default of a student loan, and must maintain satisfactory academic progress as required by the College. Financial aid is not available for audited courses, credit by examination courses, courses for which transfer credit has been granted, or courses not in the student’s designated curriculum, except required remedial courses not to exceed thirty (30) hours.
For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Office in the Student Center or call 910-938-6330.
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid funds are limited and every eligible person may not receive funding from these sources. Early application for financial aid is encouraged.