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Grants Available for Financial Aid

Grants Available for Financial Aid

Summary

Types of grants available and eligibility requirements

Overview

For information about financial aid grants, go to abtech.edu/financial-aid. Click "Eligibility and Types of Aid" and scroll down to select "Federal and State Grants." Your first step in applying for any type of grant is to complete a FAFSA at fafsa.gov.

Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant is a grant for undergraduates from the government that does not have to be repaid if you complete your classes successfully. The specific amount you are awarded is based on a number of factors, including cost of attendance, enrollment status, and financial need.

If you've already earned a bachelor's or graduate degree, you won't be eligible to receive Pell Grants or state grants, but you may be eligible to receive Direct Loans or Federal Work-Study funds.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a grant from the government for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are enrolled at least half-time. Priority is given to students who apply by March 1 for the following academic year.

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS)

The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship is available for students who:

  1. Are North Carolina residents for tuition purposes
  2. Meet all eligibility requirements for a Federal Pell Grant, except the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) requirement
  3. Are enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester as an undergraduate student in a degree, certificate or diploma program at an eligible North Carolina post-secondary institution
  4. Have NOT already earned a baccalaureate (four-year) college degree
  5. Are meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements

North Carolina Community College Grant for Less Than Half-Time Students

The North Carolina Community College Grant for Less Than Half-Time Students is available for students enrolled in five or less credit hours. If you're enrolled in a certificate program that's ineligible for federal student assistance, you may qualify for these funds. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be low enough to qualify.

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)

The North Carolina Community College Grant is a grant offered by the state to residents of North Carolina. All students who complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov are screened for eligibility. Award amounts are determined by the state based upon FAFSA results and enrollment status. You must be enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program, be a North Carolina resident, and not have a baccalaureate degree.

 

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