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Funds awarded to the student under these categories do not have to be repaid. Sources of grant funds are the Federal Government and the state of North Carolina. Grants are usually awarded to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Federal Grants

  • Federal Pell Grants: Grants awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Eligibility is based on the FAFSA results, need and credit hours enrolled. The federal government limits the total semesters a student can receive a Federal Pell Grant. The Department of Education limits the amount of Federal Pell Grant a student can receive in their lifetime.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): Grants for undergraduates with exceptional financial need; that is, students with the lowest expected family contributions with priority given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. FSEOG is also a need-based grant that does not have to be repaid.