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NEXT NC Scholarship

The Next NC Scholarship is a financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians from households making $80,000 or less pursue a higher education, by fully covering tuition and fees at any North Carolina community college or more than half, if not all, of tuition and fees to attend any public university in the state.  It’s money that does not have to be repaid.
 
To qualify, the first step is for students to complete the FASFA.  Other qualifications include:
-Be a North Carolina resident who is eligible for in-state tuition
-Be a high school graduate (high school equivalency completers are eligible)
-Be from a household with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less
-Be enrolled in an eligible undergraduate curriculum program for the 2024-2025 academic year
-Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester (part-time students will receive a partial award)
-Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of the school you plan to attend
-Be 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 at the college/university you plan to attend will determine and confirm eligibility.)