LONGLEAF COMMITMENT GRANT EXPANSION TO INCLUDE SOME 2020 GRADS AND 2021 GRADS ENROLLING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SPRING 2022

 

2020 Graduates

The Longleaf Commitment Grant (LCG) has been expanded to include a grant award of $700 to $2800 to support some 2020 North Carolina high school graduates who enroll in Spring 2022 up to four semesters beginning spring 2022(2022SP), fall 2022(2022FA), spring 2023 (2023SP) and fall 2023 (2023FA) semesters. The grant does not cover summer terms. The grant does not extend beyond Fall 2023 for students who graduate in 2019-2020 and were enrolled in Fall 2021 or who begin enrollment for the first time in Spring 2022. 

 A student(s) must meet the following criteria:

  • NC resident for tuition purposes and as determined by Residency Determination Service (RDS).
  • Have graduated from high school during the 2019-20 school year.
  • First enrolled in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 (students who have earned college credit through Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College high school and have now graduated high school are also eligible)
  • Complete the FAFSA and renew the FAFSA for subsequent year(s).
  • Must have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) below 15,000.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards as determined by your college.
  • Maintain enrollment in at least 6 credit hours per semester at a NC Community College.
  • May be used to cover the cost of pre-requisite or co-requisite development course(s) in the first year of enrollment.

*Not eligible if transferring from 4-year college or university.

*For prorated amounts for less than full time enrollment, view the NC Longleaf Commitment Grant Program (PDF)

 

2021 Graduates Enrolling for the First Time in Fall 2021

The Longleaf was originally awarded for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who enrolled for the fall 2021 to include a grant award of $700 to $2800 to support 2021 high school graduates up to four semesters beginning fall 2021(2021FA), spring 2022(2022SP), fall 2022 (2022FA) and spring 2023 (2023SP) semesters. The grant does not cover summer terms and does not extend beyond Spring 2023.

A student(s) must meet the following criteria:

  • NC resident for tuition purposes and as determined by Residency Determination Service (RDS).
  • Have graduated or expected to graduate high school during the 2020-21 school year
  • First enrolled in Fall 2021 (students who have earned college credit through Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College high school and have now graduated high school are also eligible)
  • Complete the FAFSA and renew the FAFSA for subsequent year(s).
  • Must have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) below 15,000.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards as determined by your college.
  • Maintain enrollment in at least 6 credit hours per semester at a NC Community College.
  • May be used to cover the cost of pre-requisite or co-requisite development course(s) in the first year of enrollment.

*Not eligible if transferring from 4-year college or university.

*For prorated amounts for less than full time enrollment, view the NC Longleaf Commitment Grant Program (PDF)

 

2021 Graduates Enrolling for the First Time in Spring 2022

The Longleaf Commitment Grant (LCG) has also been expanded to include a grant award of $700 to $2800 to support some 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who enroll for the first time in spring 2022 (2022SP) up to four semesters beginning spring 2022 (2022SP), fall 2022 (2022FA), spring 2023 (2023SP), and ending fall 2023 (2023FA). The grant does not cover summer terms. The grant does not extend beyond Fall 2023 for students who begin enrollment for the first time in Spring 2022 (2022SP).

A student(s) must meet the following criteria:

  • NC resident for tuition purposes and as determined by Residency Determination Service (RDS).
  • Have graduated or expected to graduate from high school during the 2020-21 school year.
  • Complete the FAFSA and renew the FAFSA for subsequent year(s).
  • Must have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) below 15,000.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards as determined by your college.
  • Enroll for the first time in Spring 2022 semester(s) at an NC Community College (students who have earned college credit through Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College high school and have now graduated high school are also eligible)
  • Maintain enrollment in at least 6 credit hours per semester at a NC Community College.
  • May be used to cover the cost of pre-requisite or co-requisite development course(s) in the first year of enrollment.

*Not eligible if transferring from 4-year college or university.

*For prorated amounts for less than full time enrollment, view the NC Longleaf Commitment Grant Program (PDF)

How to get started

Apply for Admission at Johnston Community College and complete residency determination through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS).Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is not a separate Longleaf Commitment Grant application, as consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed and local college verification is completed.

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