Next NC Scholarship

The Next NC Scholarship is a NEW financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians from households making $80,000 or less pursue higher education by fully covering tuition and fees at ͼ. The best part? It’s money that doesn’t have to be repaid.

As a student of ͼ, you would be eligible for at least $3,000. The scholarship award can be used for things beyond tuition, including fees, books, food, and housing.

Students with the greatest need for financial aid could qualify for additional funding to help make paying for college more manageable.

Who is eligible to receive the Next NC Scholarship?

To receive the Next NC Scholarship, you must be:

  • A North Carolina resident who is eligible for in-state tuition
  • A high school graduate (high school equivalency completers are eligible)
  • From a household with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less
  • Enrolled in an eligible undergraduate curriculum program for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Taking at least 6 credit hours per semester (part-time students will receive a partial award)
  • Meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of ͼ
  • A student who has completed the 2024-2025 FAFSA, with a resulting Student Aid Index (SAI) at or below 7,500 (once complete, the Financial Aid Office will determine and confirm eligibility.)

How do I apply for the Next NC Scholarship?

Applying is simple. Just submit the . If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the Next NC Scholarship. There are no additional forms to fill out.

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