Financial Aid & Scholarships

The College provides a number of financial assistance programs, ensuring educational opportunities for individual students to meet the rising cost of obtaining an education. Grants, scholarships, and employment opportunities are included in such programs.

One of the most common forms of financial assistance is the Federal Pell grant. To be considered for Pell grant funds, students are encouraged to apply early by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year at www.fafsa.gov. As part of the initial application process, each student will receive a personalized Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). The FSA ID will allow a student to complete the FAFSA with the United States Department of Education (DOE) to determine the student’s financial need/eligibility.

The student’s financial need is the difference between the cost of education designated by the school and the amount the student or the student’s family can contribute toward the cost of the student’s education, known as the expected family contribution (EFC), which is determined by a standard formula from the DOE.

The Financial Aid Office will evaluate and verify the information provided on the FAFSA. Students will be notified if documentation is required for verification by the DOE.

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Admissions Office within the Student Center Building. Assistance for completing the FAFSA is available through the Financial Aid Office. The Federal School Code for Coastal Carolina Community College is 005316.

Applications for state, institutional, and private programs vary. Contact the Financial Aid Office (Student Center Building), the College Foundation Office (James L. Henderson, Jr. Administration Building), or the Human Services Office (Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building) for specific information.

For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Office in the Student Center or call 910-938-6332.

How to Complete the FAFSA Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The student and parent, if required, will need to have their FSA ID (www.fsaid.gov) prior to attending the workshop.

Other documentation needed

  • 2017 Federal Tax Return student/spouse and or student/parent if required
  • 2017 W2’s student/spouse and or student/parent if required
  • VA Disability
  • Child Support

Please check in at the Admissions Office located in the Student Center (SC) before the session begins. Each session will last approximately an hour and a half.

Coastal Carolina Community College seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students in need of accommodations based on a disability should contact the designated ADA Coordinator in the Student Services Division located in the Student Services Building. Please call 910-938-6332 for further information.

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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.

Child Care

Child Care is a state funded program that provides financial assistance for childcare for students who are enrolled in a curriculum program at Coastal Carolina Community College. To apply, students must complete a Child Care Program application. Funding is limited and selection is based on “most in need.”

For an application and more information, please call the Human Services Department at 910-938-6309. An application must be completed in person. Please visit the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing Education Building, room 109 to apply.

Federal Pell Grant (FPELL)

Criteria

US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an eligible program, that does not owe a refund on a pell grant or who has defaulted on a student loan. Demonstrate financial need and meet eligibility requirements.

Application

FAFSA

Deadline

End of financial aid academic year

Award Amount

  • Up to $5920.00 per year for 2017-2018
  • Up to $5815.00 per year for 2016-2017
  • Up to $5775.00 per year for 2015-2016
  • Up to $5730.00 per year for 2014-2015

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Criteria

US citizens or permanent resident enrolled in an eligible program, demonstrated exceptional financial need and meet eligibility requirements

Application

FAFSA

Deadline

Priority deadline March 15th

Award Amount

$ 500 per year

Federal Student Loan Programs

Coastal Carolina Community College does not participate in Federal Student Loan programs.

Private Loans/Alternative Education Loans

Private/Alternative Education Loans are offered by private lenders.  Some private lenders offer credit-based loan programs.  Interest rates, loan fees and other disclosure information of the loans should be carefully evaluated. Coastal Carolina Community College does not offer, recommend, arrange, sign-up, disperse or enroll service members for federal or private student loans.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Criteria

US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an eligible program that demonstrates financial need and meets eligibility requirements.

Application

FAFSA and internal Work-Study application

Award Amount

$7.25 per hour
Students are paid once per month for time worked

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)

Criteria

NC resident, enrolled at least half-time (Six credit hours or more) have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) that falls within the state of North Carolina determined range each academic year.

Application

FAFSA

Deadline

End of Spring term( Only awarded Fall and Spring Semesters)

Award Amount

  • Up to $2370.00 per academic year for 2017-2018
  • Up to $2200.00 per academic year for 2016-2017
  • Up to $1500.00 per academic year for 2015-2016

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS)

Criteria

NC resident, enrolled at least half-time (Six credit hours or more) have an estimated family contribution (EFC) that falls within the state of North Carolina determined range each academic year. Eligible students are allowed to receive NCELS for 8 semesters or its equivalent.

Application

FAFSA

Deadline

End of Spring term (Only awarded Fall and Spring Semesters)

Award Amount

  • Up to $2950.00 per academic year for 2017-2018
  • Up to $3130.00 per academic year for 2016-2017
  • Up to $3000.00 per academic year for 2015-2016

Scholarships

Scholarships are available from the College Foundation Office in the James L. Henderson, Jr. Administration Building to Coastal students who qualify under specific criteria. All applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), commonly referred to as the Pell Grant, in order to be considered for this financial assistance. No person shall be excluded from the selection process on the basis of race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, or physical handicap.

For a complete listing of the Foundation scholarships available for Coastal students, please visit the College Foundation Office in the James L. Henderson, Jr. Administration Building or call 910-938-6792.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA is a federally funded program for low income adults and dislocated workers enrolled or wishing to enroll in occupational training through Curriculum or Continuing Education. These funds may assist with registration fees, books, tools, required supplies, and childcare.

Applicant must be 18 years or older and a US citizen or eligible non-citizen. To apply, students must complete a WIOA application, assessment tests, and provide eligibility verification.