Longleaf Commitment Grant

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Coastal Carolina Community College (Coastal) is excited to share that 2021 North Carolina high school graduates may be eligible to have their tuition and fees covered at Coastal for up to two years.

Through the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, 2021 North Carolina high school graduates may be eligible to receive this grant starting in the Fall 2021 semester.  Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive between $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may be eligible to receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant Program ends at the conclusion of the 2023 Spring semester.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Be a first-time college student (students who have earned college credit through Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College high school and have now graduated high school are also eligible)
  • Enroll in a curriculum program during the 2021-22 academic year
  • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22 and submit any documents required for verification to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 – $15,000. (“EFC” is based upon student’s FAFSA determination)
  • Renew FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements

How to Apply

  1. Complete the New Student Steps for Admission. If you have any questions, contact our Admissions Office at admissions@coastalcarolina.edu or 910.938.6394.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA).
  3. There is not a separate Longleaf Commitment Grant application, as consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed and Coastal’s verification is completed.  Eligible students will receive an award letter from Coastal’s Financial Aid Office.