Types of Financial Aid

Financial Aid funds are limited and can depend on early application! All Financial Aid options require applicants to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Child Care Grant

NC Child Care Grant

Find out if you are eligible for a grant funded by the state of North Carolina to assist currently enrolled students with their daycare expenses.

NC Child Care Grant
Foundation Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships and grants — money that does not have to be repaid — are naturally the most sought-after type of assistance.

Foundation Scholarships
Additional Scholarships Available

Additional Scholarship Opportunites

Scholarships and grants — money that does not have to be repaid — are naturally the most sought-after type of assistance.

Additional Scholarships
Veterans Benefits

Veteran Benefits

Learn more about how to apply for VA Educational Benefits.

Veterans Benefits
Federal Pell Grants

Eligibility: US citizen or permanent resident; enrolled in an eligible program (college transfer, associate, diploma and some certificate programs); demonstrated need based on FAFSA application; satisfactory academic progress.

Application: FAFSA

Deadline: March 30 (priority)

Award Amount: Up to $6,195

Application Procedures: The completed Web application takes a maximum of two weeks to process. A processed Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to the applicant via email. The amount of the applicant’s award is determined from the SAR by the Financial Aid Office. Upon confirmation of enrollment, funds are disbursed directly to the students’ account.

Selection of Recipients & Allocation of Awards: The Federal Pell Grant is an entitlement program. Eligibility and award amounts are based on financial need. Financial need is determined by a formula applied to all applicants. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Education and is reviewed annually by Congress. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is calculated by this formula.

Award Schedule: 2018-2019 awards up to $3,097.00 per semester. The amount of the award will be affected by costs of attendance and full-or part-time enrollment status. The Federal Pell award does not duplicate State awards.

Rights & Responsibilities of Recipients: Students must continue to make satisfactory academic progress each term in the degree program in which they are enrolled to receive funds and must not owe any refunds on Federal Pell Grants or other awards paid, or be in default on repayment of any student loan.

Enrollment Status: If your EFC is higher than 3,500 you may not be eligible for any percentage if you enroll less than full-time.

Full-Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time LTHT
12+ Credits 9 – 11 Credits 6 – 8 Credits 1 – 5 Credits
100% 75% 50% 25%

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

Eligibility:  US citizen or permanent resident; enrolled in an eligible program (college transfer, associate, diploma and some certificate programs); demonstrated need based on FAFSA application; satisfactory academic progress.

Application:  FAFSA

Deadline:  March 30 (priority)

Award Amount:  $400 per year

Rights and Responsibilities of each term Recipients: The student must continue to make satisfactory academic progress each term, and meet all the requirements for the Pell Grant.

Enrollment Status: Student must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.

Federal Work-Study Program

Eligibility: Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is federally funded by The United States Department of Education to provide need-based employment for college students. FWS allows students to work part-time while attending an institution of high learning.

Application: Positions are posted as they become available. Students should periodically check for positions that reference Work Study in the title if interested.

Work-Study Positions Available

Deadline: Varies

Award Amount: Dependent upon work hours

Federal Loan Program: The college does not participate in this program and students are not eligible.

Private Loans: It is highly recommended that students seek all other forms of financial aid and speak with a financial aid counselor at LCC before the use of loans. To obtain a private loan students must contact lenders directly.

NC Community College Grants (NCCCG)

Eligibility: NC resident; enrolled at least 6 credit hours; have EFC. (Expected Family Contribution) within a range determined by the State each year. Be a US citizen or permanent resident; enrolled in an eligible program (college transfer, associate, diploma and some certificate programs); demonstrated need based on FAFSA application; satisfactory academic progress.

Application: FAFSA

Deadline: March 30 (priority)

Award Amount:  $100 – $2,800 (2019–2020)

Rights and responsibilities of Recipients: Students must continue to make satisfactory academic progress each term in the degree program in which they are enrolled to receive funds.

NC Education Lottery Scholarships (ELS)

Eligibility: NC resident; enrolled at least 6 credit hours; have EFC. (Expected Family Contribution) within a range determined by the State each year. Be a US citizen or permanent resident; enrolled in an eligible program (college transfer, associate, diploma and some certificate programs); demonstrated need based on FAFSA application; satisfactory academic progress.

Application: FAFSA

Deadline: March 30 (priority)

Award Amount: $152 – $2,752 (2019-2020)

For more information:
Staff
Office of Financial Aid

Administration (Bldg 3), Room 207
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 371
Fax: (252) 233-6896
Email: finaid@lenoircc.edu

For more information:
JD Gibbs
Director of Financial Aid

Administration (Bldg 3), Room 207C
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 302
Fax: (252) 233-6896
Email: jdgibbs27@lenoircc.edu