Longleaf Commitment & Rockingham CARES

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ALL new curriculum students for the Spring 2022 semester will receive a scholarship or grant! Please spread the word about these opportunities. There has never been a better time to be a student at RCC!

Grants for 2020-2022 HS Graduates


NC Longleaf Commitment Grant

Most North Carolina high school graduates who earned a diploma since 2020 or will receive 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. The North Carolina Community College System is now broadening eligibility criteria to include 2020-2022 high school graduates for the upcoming academic semesters.

Longleaf Grant Eligibility

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2020, 2021, or 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 2021-22 academic year or the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 – $15,000. EFC is based upon a student’s FAFSA determination.
  • Renew the FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic years and meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements of the college.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for Residency. Use the NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) to apply for NC residency.
  2. Complete your RCC application. Use the same CFNC login and password you used for RDS.
  3. Schedule an admissions appointment. Use the linked calendar to schedule your meeting.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). RCC’s school code is 002958. The Longleaf Commitment Grant application is part of the FAFSA. By submitting your FAFSA you are also applying for the Longleaf Grant. There is NOT a separate Longleaf Grant application.


Rockingham CARES Scholarship

The Rockingham CARES Scholarship will provide $300 or $600 for curriculum students in the Summer 2022 semester who are not receiving the Longleaf Commitment Grant. Students may receive this scholarship in addition to federal aid and other scholarships.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Enroll in curriculum classes for Summer 2022
    • Students enrolled in 1-5 credit hours will receive $300
    • Students enrolled in 6+ credit hours will receive $600
  • Spring 2022 curriculum students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (2.0 GPA and 67% pass rate) to be eligible for the Summer 2022 CARES Scholarship
  • Meet RCC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement during the Spring 2022 semester

The Rockingham CARES Scholarship will go to all eligible Summer 2022 curriculum students who are not receiving the Longleaf Commitment Grant. Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early College High School students are not eligible for this scholarship. 

How to Apply

  1. Apply for Residency. Use the NC Residency Determination Service (RDS) to apply for NC residency.
  2. Complete your RCC application. Use the same CFNC login and password you used for RDS.
  3. Schedule an admissions appointment. Use the linked calendar to schedule your meeting.
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). RCC’s school code is 002958. Eligible students may receive financial aid and the Rockingham CARES Scholarship.
  5. Fill out the Rockingham CARES consent form.

No additional application is required for the Rockingham CARES Scholarship.

Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu