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A new scholarship is available that can give eligible students the opportunity to attend Fayetteville Technical Community College tuition-free and fee-free.

The Next NC Scholarship is a financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians from households making $80,000 or less pursue a higher education, by fully covering tuition and fees at any community college. The best part? It’s money that doesn’t have to be repaid.

It combines the federal Pell Grant with the state-funded financial aid program to form a simplified and predictable scholarship award that is easier to understand and makes education more affordable so a greater number of North Carolinians can pursue a degree.

It’s enough money to earn a tuition-free degree.

Qualifying students attending community college will receive at least $3,000. That means having their tuition and fees 100% covered at any of the 58 North Carolina Community Colleges.

Applying is simple.

Just submit the FAFSA form. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the Next NC Scholarship. There are no additional forms to fill out. FTCC Financial Aid staff is available to assist students in filling out the FAFSA.

The Next NC Scholarship priority filing date is August 15, 2024 for NC Community Colleges.

To receive the Next NC Scholarship, you must be:

  1. A North Carolina resident who is eligible for in-state tuition.
  2. A high school graduation (high school equivalency completers are eligible).
  3. From a household with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less.
  4. Enrolled in an eligible undergraduate curriculum program for the 2024-25 academic year.
  5. Taking at least 6 credit hours per semester (part-time students will receive a partial award).
  6. Meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of the school you plan to attend.
  7. A student who has completed the 2024-25 FAFSA, with a resulting Student Aid Index (SAI) at or below $7,500 (once complete, the financial aid office at the college/university you plan to attend will determine and confirm eligibility).

The Next NC Scholarship is also available for qualifying students attending a public university in North Carolina. Visit the Next NC Scholarship website for more information.