Grants are a type of financial aid that are typically need-based and do not have to be repaid (unless you withdraw from school and owe a refund).

Federal Pell Grant

Amount Awarded: $5,815 per academic year

Eligibility Criteria:  This award is awarded to undergraduate students based on the results from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This information is used to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated by a formula established by law. The EFC is not the amount of money that your family must provide. Rather, you should think of the EFC as an index that we use to determine how much financial aid you would receive if you were to attend FTCC. If your EFC is below a certain number, you’ll be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant assuming you meet all other eligibility requirements. The amount of your Pell Grant depends on your EFC and your enrollment status (full time, three-quarter time, half time, or less than half time). Eligible students are allowed to receive Pell for up to 12 full-time equivalent semesters.

How to Apply: Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Amount Awarded: maximum of $1,000 for fall/spring and $500 for summer, subject to availability

Eligibility Criteria: FSEOG is awarded to undergraduate students who are Pell grant eligible and who show exceptional financial need. Because FSEOG funds are limited, they are awarded to students who apply and complete their financial aid files early. FSEOG funds are not subject to proration. You must be enrolled in 6 credit hours to receive the awarded amount.

How to Apply: Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Federal Work Study

Amount Awarded: $8.40 per hour on-campus, $8.90 per hour off-campus
You will be paid an hourly wage and will receive a monthly paycheck for any hours you work in a work study position.

Eligibility Criteria: Based on need as determined by Dept. of Education & Enrollment in at least 6 credit hours with Financial Aid GPA of 2.0

How to Apply: FAFSA & Work Study Application (WebAdvisor eFORMS)

Positions are limited and the number of hours a week a student can work varies. Students may earn up to their maximum annual award amount as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All job placements are handled through the Financial Aid Office.

How to Apply: Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

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North Carolina Community College Grant

Amount Awarded: $100 – $2,200 per academic year

Eligibility Criteria: This award is awarded to undergraduate, North Carolina residents based on the results from your FAFSA. The amount of your NCCCG depends on your EFC and your enrollment status (full-time plus, full-time, three-quarter time, and half-time). The NCCCG is not available for the summer term or for less-than-half-time enrollment. Eligible students are allowed to receive NCCCG for up to six full-time equivalent semesters at the community college level.

15+ credit hours = Full-time “plus,” full amount awarded
12 to 14 credit hours = full-time or $400 less than a full-time “plus” grant
9 to 11 credit hours = 3/4 time or 75% of a full-time grant
6 to 8 credit hours = 1/2 time or 50% of a full-time grant
Fewer than 6 credit hours = Not Eligible

Please note that if you receive an award of $530 of less, you may not receive any funds at the prorated levels mentioned above.

How to Apply: Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

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North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCLOT)

Amount Awarded: $130-$3,130 per academic year

Eligibility Criteria: This award is awarded to undergraduate, North Carolina residents based on the results from your FAFSA. The amount of your NCLOT depends on your EFC and your enrollment status (full-time, three-quarter time, and half-time). The NCLOT is not available for the summer term or for less-than-half-time enrollment. Eligible students are allowed to receive NCLOT for up to six full-time equivalent semesters at the community college level.

12+ credit hours = full amount awarded
6 to 11 credit hours = 1/2 time or 50% of a full-time grant
Fewer than 6 credit hours = Not Eligible

How to Apply: Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

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