NC Longleaf Commitment Grant for 2021 High School Grads

2021 North Carolina high school graduates: We hope to see you at Wake Tech this fall!

Thanks to the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, you could be eligible to have tuition and fees covered for two years!

Eligible 2021 high school graduates may receive these grant funds to cover tuition and fees toward an associate degree or transfer credits. Students of any age who completed an adult high school diploma or GED during the 2021 calendar year also qualify.

Students can receive between $700 and $2,800 per academic year for two years. The amount will depend on family income, as established by the FAFSA. Most students with family income up to $90,000 will be eligible; part-time students may receive partial awards.

The grant will be available for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years, starting in the fall 2021 semester and extending through the spring 2023 semester.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive Longleaf Commitment Grant funds, a student must:

  • Be a 2021 North Carolina high school graduate attending one of North Carolina’s community colleges in the 2021-22 academic year
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Enroll for at least 6 credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college

How to Get Started

The process to determine eligibility is easy and does not require a separate application!

  1. Apply for admission to Wake Tech and complete residency determination through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS).
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Wake Tech’s school code is 004844. Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is completed.

Eligible students will be notified of grant awards from Wake Tech’s Financial Aid Office.

For more information about the Longleaf Commitment Grant at Wake Tech, please contact (919) 866-5410 or [email protected].

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