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Grants Available for Financial Aid

 
Grants Available for Financial Aid
 
 
Summary: Types of grants available and eligibility requirements
 
 
For information about financial aid grants, go to www.abtech.edu/financial-aid. Click "Eligibility and Types of Aidand scroll down to select "Federal and State Grants."
 
Federal Pell Grant
 
A Federal Pell Grant is a grant for undergraduates from the government that does not have to be repaid. Your first step in applying for a Pell Grant is completing a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. 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. To apply, first complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Awards range from $100-$1,000 per year, depending on federal allocation. Priority is given to students who apply by March 1st.

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
Funds are not available for the Summer semester. Award amounts range from $100-$3,000 for the academic year. Applicants must complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov to qualify.
 
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. You must first complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov to qualify. 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 from 801 through 4000. Qualified students enrolled less than half time will be eligible for $30 per semester hour up to a maximum of $150.
 
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 www.fafsa.gov are screened for eligibility. Awards range from $50-$1500 per academic year. 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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