Paying for College

We believe college and career education should be accessible to all North Carolina residents. That’s why we offer the lowest tuition rate in the Southeast and help you find funding to further your education.

Making Education Costs More Manageable

When you enroll at your local community college, you save hundreds of dollars per credit hour and have access to federal, state and local aid to help with educational expenses. Take the first step by completing the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

Complete Your FAFSA


Per credit hour


Less than NC four-year institutions


Received by system students in annual state aid

Options for Paying for College

You may be eligible for more financial aid programs than you think. See how you can pay for school through federal grants, debt avoidance resources, independent scholarships, and more.

Next NC Scholarship

Get money for college that you don’t have to pay back. The Next NC Scholarship is a 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 any community college or more than half, if not all, of tuition and fees to attend any public university in the state. The best part? It’s money that doesn’t have to be repaid.

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