Types of Aid

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 higher education by fully covering tuition, fees, and books at Central Carolina Community College. Most students will qualify!

Complete your goals, change your future. And the best part? It’s money that doesn’t have to be repaid. EVER.

As a student at Central Carolina Community College, you will receive at least $3,000. This scholarship award will not only cover tuition but can also be used for things like fees, books, and other expenses. Students with greater financial need may qualify for additional funding.

All you need to do is complete one application; we can help you with the application if needed.

Who is eligible to receive the NEXT NC Scholarship?

To receive the Next NC Scholarship, you must be:

  • A North Carolina resident who is eligible for in-state tuition
  • A high school graduate (high school equivalency completers are eligible)
  • From a household with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less
  • Enrolled in an eligible undergraduate curriculum program for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Taking at least 6 credit hours per semester (part-time students can receive a partial award)
  • Meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of Central Carolina Community College

IMPORTANT: You must complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA to be eligible. Our Financial Aid Office will confirm your eligibility from your completed FAFSA.

How do I apply for the NEXT NC Scholarship?

Applying is SIMPLE! Just submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. It is VERY IMPORTANT – you and your parent/student must fill out the FASFA. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the Next NC Scholarship. There are no additional forms to fill out.

What if I do not qualify for the NEXT NC Scholarship?

Most students will qualify, but if you do not, Central Carolina Community College has many other scholarships and funding opportunities. Most students are eligible for some type of funding, and we are here to assist you.

Need assistance or have any questions?

Visit our Financial Aid Office during the following hours.

Connect with a Financial Aid Representative

  • MON 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • TUE 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • WED 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • THU 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • FRI 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Connect with a Financial Aid Representative

  • MON 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • TUE 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • WED 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • THU 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • FRI 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
For general information

(919) 718-7229
fax: (919) 718-7410