Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Paying for college can be challenging, but did you know that NC community colleges have the lowest tuition rate in the 16 southeastern states?  There are several types of federal, state and local aid to assist with educational expenses.  You can begin here by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and exploring the NCCCS Scholarship Guide.  Contact the financial aid office at your local community college for more information and answers to specific questions.

Federal Assistance

Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)

The Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site consolidates guidance, resources, and information related to the administration and processing of Title IV federal student aid into one online site for use by the entire financial aid community.

Information for Financial Aid Professionals

Debt Avoidance Resources

Student Loans - US News

Student Loan Refinancing

Independent Scholarship

Sam Haskell Scholarship

Sam Haskell founded this annual scholarship with the understanding that many students do not have the financial means to further their education. Sam Haskell is an Emmy nominated producer and founder of Magnolia Hill Productions. He was formerly Worldwide Head of Television at the William Morris Agency and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. Sam has been a lifelong patron for higher education and has helped many young people achieve their academic and professional goals.

The Sam Haskell Scholarship will award one high school senior, current college, or graduate student with a $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarship Eligiblity 

  • Current high school senior with a college or university acceptance.
  • Current college or graduate student.
  • The essay and form below must be completed in order to be considered eligible for the scholarship.

The selected winner must provide proof of enrollment.