Coastal student graduating

Are you an adult learner who previously started a college degree, certificate or diploma? Did your plans have to be canceled or put on hold and you were unable to complete your degree? If so, we are thrilled that you are continuing to pursue your educational goals at Coastal Carolina Community College (Coastal), and we want to help maximize your opportunity to fund the costs of your educational expenses!

You only need to complete ONE application for the North Carolina Longleaf Complete Grant, and it is valid for the entire academic year.

Eligibility Criteria for North Carolina Longleaf Complete Grant:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Complete a re-admit application and ensure official transcripts are on file; contact Admissions for more information by calling (910) 938-6394 or emailing admissions@coastalcarolina.edu.
  • Have a minimum of a cumulative 2.0 GPA to be considered for the North Carolina Longleaf Complete Grant and meet the Federal Pell Grant satisfactory academic progress requirements.
  • Enroll for at least 6 semester credit hours.
  • Be a North Carolina resident as determined by the Residency Determination Service (RDS).
  • Have completed at least 50% of semester credit hours for an Associate degree program (Note: Remedial/developmental semester credit hours do not count).
  • Have not previously completed a postsecondary degree.
  • Optional submission of a 100-word essay regarding your academic goals and financial need with your application as well as two letters of recommendation. Accepted formats are PDF and Microsoft Word. Submission of the essay and letters of recommendation will ensure you may be considered for other financial assistance through the College's Foundation and is highly recommended.

This grant is based on financial need. In order to best determine your need, complete your FAFSA at studentaid.gov. This is the same application you will fill out for Federal Pell Grants and State Aid (even if you do not qualify for grants, it is still necessary to complete this application). Priority consideration will be given to adult learners (age 24 or older) and students who have not attended college since March 13, 2020. All required sections of the application must be completed in its entirety for award consideration. Please note: consideration is granted on a first-come, first-served basis for as long as funds are available. Funding may only be available through Spring 2023.

Application for North Carolina Longleaf Complete Grant:

  • (Not Required)
  • Degree you are attending college for.
  • For example, 2017-18.
  • (Not Required)
  • The following questions will be verified.

    All applicants are required to complete the FAFSA (Pell Grant) application on an annual basis.
  • Optional Application Information

  • Accepted file types: docx, doc, pdf, Max. file size: 500 MB.
    Optional submission of a 100-word essay regarding your academic goals and financial need with your application as well as two letters of recommendation. Accepted formats are PDF and Microsoft Word. Submission of the essay and letters of recommendation will ensure you may be considered for other financial assistance through the College's Foundation and is highly recommended.
  • Accepted file types: docx, doc, pdf, Max. file size: 500 MB.
    Two letters of recommendation are optional to complete your application packet. Letters should address financial need, academic performance, and/or general character. Letters may be obtained from instructors, clergy, or employers. Recommendations cannot come from a relative.
  • Accepted file types: docx, doc, pdf, Max. file size: 500 MB.
    Two letters of recommendation are optional to complete your application packet. Letters should address financial need, academic performance, and/or general character. Letters may be obtained from instructors, clergy, or employers. Recommendations cannot come from a relative.