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2021 high school graduates may be eligible for a new grant program that would fully cover 2 years of tuition and fees at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

Students who complete FTCC’s application process, including the Residency Determination Status questionnaire and the FAFSA, are automatically considered for the grant, called the Longleaf Commitment Program. There is no need to apply for the grant. It does not have to be repaid. Applicants who meet the program’s eligibility requirements will automatically receive the grant and will be notified by an award letter from FTCC’s financial aid office.

The Longleaf grant program starts for the Fall 2021 semester. It will conclude at the end of the Spring 2023 semester. 

Eligible students must:

  • Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021.
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
  • Be a first-time college student (Career & College Promise and Early/Middle College High School students are 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.
  • 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 of the college.

Learn how to apply to FTCC at this link or contact the Admissions office at or 910-678-8473.

Questions about how to complete FAFSA may also be directed to FTCC’s Financial Aid office – or 910-678-8242.

For more information about the Longleaf Commitment Program, please visit this link.