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Carolinas College of Health Sciences administers financial aid without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. We offer a comprehensive program of federal and nonfederal aid to assist students in meeting educational expenses.

Loan Forgiveness Program

Atrium Health offers a loan agreement to finance up to $10,000 for students enrolled in Nursing, RN to BSN, and Radiologic Technology and up to $5,000 for students enrolled in Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Radiation Therapy. This loan defers payment on principal and interest until the student leaves the program by withdrawal, dismissal or graduation. Payment plans are available at that time. If the graduate becomes employed full-time by an eligible Atrium Health facility, a work forgiveness option is available. The Loan Forgiveness Program is available at the discretion of Atrium Health.

Federal Student Aid

Students enrolled in a program of study at Carolinas College of Health Sciences may be eligible for the following federal student aid programs:

  • Federal Pell Grant Program
  • Federal Direct Loan and Federal Direct Plus (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students)
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
  • Federal Work-Study

Information and application procedures for participation in these programs can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office or by visiting the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid website (FAFSA). Include the Federal School Code for Carolinas College – 031042 – on the application.

Eligibility for Federal Aid Programs

To determine eligibility, the financial circumstances of you and/or family will be reviewed according to a methodology established by the U.S. Congress. Items considered: the income and assets of you and/or family, the number of persons in the household and the number in college, taxes paid, medical expenses and awards from private sources.

North Carolina State Aid

Legal residents of the State of North Carolina may be eligible for assistance in the form of the Forgivable Education Loan for Service Program (FELS) or the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship Program. Information regarding eligibility and application for these programs is available at


Funds from the Atrium Health Foundation, local individuals, businesses, and organizations are made available to students each year in the form of scholarships. Scholarship criteria may include academic achievement and/or financial need. Additional information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. More than $65,000 was awarded in scholarships last year. Examples of current aid sources:

  • Betsy Rosemond Caring Scholarship
  • Betty Anderson Scholarship
  • Carolinas College Alumni Association Ellen Sheppard Scholarship
  • Carolinas Nursing Endowment Scholarship
  • Cato Corporation Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Cato Corporation Excellence in Health Care Award
  • Cato Foundation (Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Foundation) Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship
  • Charles and Phyllis Furr Scholarship
  • Charles U. Mauney Medical Laboratory Science Scholarship
  • Connie Anderson Class of 1951 Scholarship
  • Cynthia Favorite Nursing Scholarship
  • Dr. Greg Parsons Scholarship
  • Elinor Caddell Nursing Scholarship
  • Erin hackett Williams Memorial Scholarship
  • Friends of Carolinas Medical Center Nursing Scholarship
  • George Tillery Scholarship
  • Harris Endowment Scholarship
  • Helen Levine Scholarship
  • Helping Hands Scholarship
  • Hollandsworth Family Scholarship
  • Irene G. Millroy Community Health Scholarship
  • Janice Blount Smith Scholarship
  • Jean Kramer Memorial Scholarship 
  • Kathleen Revel Scholarship
  • Kathy M. Bruce Core Values Scholarship
  • Kelly Hackett Pierce Memorial Scholarship
  • Louis and Jacqueline Pfeiffer Nursing Scholarship
  • Malinda Rankin Sansbury Memorial Scholarship
  • Marilyn F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship
  • Martha Brackett Rollins Memorial Scholarship
  • McLaughlin Family "Points of Light" Gift
  • Mercy School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Mildred & Elizabeth Grice Scholarship
  • Nancy and Jim Hill Scholarship
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (QCMC) Scholarship 
  • Nell Nurkin Nursing Scholarship
  • Nursing Advancement Scholarship
  • OrthoCarolina Scholarship
  • Patti Stack Nursing Scholarship
  • Spaugh Nursing Scholarship
  • Stone Nursing Scholarship
  • Susan Potson Stricker Scholarship
  • Susan & Carl Thomasson Phlebotomy Scholarship

Veterans Benefits

Carolinas College is approved for VA benefits through the North Carolina State Approving Agency. Visit for information on VA benefits and how to apply.