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Federal and State Grants

Grants are need based funds provided by federal and state governments that do not have to be repaid. To be eligible for federal and state grants, students must meet eligibility requirements.  Requirements are listed  here.   Below is a list of grant programs available at Vance-Granville Community College.

Federal

Federal Pell Grant

  • Application:    FAFSA
  • Deadline:   June 15 at the end of academic year (for example, for 2021-22 the deadline is June 15, 2022).
  • Award Amount:   Maximum amount is $6,495 per year for 2021.  The award amount is determined by cost of attendance, Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from student’s FAFSA results, and enrollment status.
  • Information:   The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants, which do not have to be repaid, to students who are a US citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need, meet eligibility requirements and are enrolled in an eligible program.  Pell Grants are awarded usually only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.
  • Lifetime Eligibility:   600% or the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant  (FSEOG)

  • Application:    FAFSA
  • Deadline:   March 31 (priority)
  • Award Amount:   Award amount varies.
  • Information:   The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant provides grants, which do not have to be repaid, to students who are a US citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate exceptional financial need, meet eligibility requirements and are enrolled in an eligible program. Pell Grant recipients receive priority consideration. This fund may also be used on a case by case basis to assist students with balances at the college, however they must be Pell eligible students.

State 

North Carolina Community College Grant

  • Application:    FAFSA
  • Deadline:   End of spring semester or until funds are depleted
  • Award Amount:   Maximum amount is $3,000 per year for 2020-2021.  The award amount is determined by cost of attendance, Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from student’s FAFSA results, and enrollment status.  The EFC must fall within a range determined by the state of North Carolina each academic year. Award Note:  Effective 2016-2017, the NC General Assembly has authorized awarding additional NCCCG funds to students who meet the new “full-time PLUS” enrollment status (enrolled in 15 or more hours for a semester). If enrolled in less than 15 hours, the student’s NCCCG award will be adjusted.
  • Information:   The NC Community College Grant (NCCCG) Program provides grants, which do not have to be repaid, to students who are a US citizen or permanent resident, a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes, demonstrate financial need, meet eligibility requirements and are enrolled in an eligible program at a North Carolina community college.  Students must be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours or more).  These funds are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.
  • Lifetime Eligibility:   Equivalent of 6 full-time semesters

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship

  • Application:    FAFSA
  • Deadline:   End of spring semester or until funds are depleted
  • Award Amount:   Maximum amount is $3,588 per year for 2020-2021.  The award amount is determined by cost of attendance, Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from student’s FAFSA results, and enrollment status.  The EFC must fall within a range determined by the state of North Carolina each academic year.
  • Information:   The NC Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS) Program provides awards, which do not have to be repaid, to students who are a US citizen or permanent resident, a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes, demonstrate financial need, meet eligibility requirements and are enrolled in an eligible program.  Students must be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours or more).  These funds are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.
  • Lifetime Eligibility:   Equivalent of 10 full-time semesters

North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant

  • Application: FAFSA
  • Deadline: End of spring semester or until funds are depleted
  • Award Amount: Maximum amount is $2,800 per year for 2 continuous years. The award amount is determined by cost of attendance, Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from student’s FAFSA results, and enrollment status. The EFC must fall below or equal to 15,000.
  • Award Information: North Carolina received a total of $137.8 million in aid from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund through federal COVID-19 relief packages allowing the Governor’s Office to launch the Longleaf Commitment for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates in partnership with the NC Community College System and the State Education Assistance Authority to guarantee that students graduating from high school in 2021 from low-income and working-class families receive enough financial aid to cover tuition and fees, at any of the state’s 58 community colleges, in order to earn an associate degree and/or credits to transfer to a four-year institution.
    The North Carolina General Assembly provided State Fiscal Recovery funding in the 2021 budget to extend the Longleaf Commitment to students graduating from high school in 2022.