NOTE: Funding for the Longleaf Commitment Grant will end in Spring 2023 for 2021 graduates and in Spring 2024 for 2022 graduates. LCG is not being extended for 2023 graduates. Visit the main Financial Aid page for more information on other financial resources.
NC Longleaf Commitment Grant
Most North Carolina high school graduates who earned a diploma in 2022 are eligible to receive state grant funds to attend a community college for free. The grant – not a loan – provides students between $700 and $2,800 per academic year toward a degree or to attain transfer credit.
- Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2022. High School Equivalency completers such as GED, HiSET, and Adult High School are also eligible.
- Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes.
- Be a first-time college student, including Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early College.
- Enroll in a curriculum program during the fall 2022 semester.
- Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2022-23 and subsequent years.
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 – $15,000. EFC is based upon a student’s FAFSA determination.
- Renew the FAFSA for the 2023-24 academic year and meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements of the college.