Grants for 2022 HS Graduates
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.