State Grants

NC Residents
North Carolina Resident are eligible for grant through the state. To apply a student must complete a FAFSA. North Carolina does not have a deadline date to apply, however you are encouraged to apply early for best consideration of funding.

  • North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS) is available to needy North Carolina residents attending eligible colleges and universities. The grant ranges from $100 to $2500 per year. Eligibility and award amount determined by the state
  • UNC Need Based Grant is available to eligible students only attending one of the public 16 University of North Carolina campuses. Amounts vary and is based upon legislative appropriations.  Eligibility and award amount determined by the state.
  • State Grant is awarded to North Carolina residents with demonstrated financial need.  The award amount varies per academic year.  Awards are limited and based on funding availability.
  • Campus Based Funds are awarded to students with financial need.  The amount varies for the academic year.

Information on additional funds for NC students visit College Foundation of North Carolina.

Non NC Resident
DC Tuition Assistance Grant expands higher education choices for college-bound Washington DC residents by providing grants of up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico.

DC College Access Program is a last dollar awards, for up to $2,000 per year for five years.  The awards are based on unmet need and are designed to close the financial need gap between the students' resources, financial aid and the actual college expenses.

Maryland Higher Education Commission is the coordinating board responsible for administering state financial aid programs for residents of Maryland.