Nash Community College makes every effort to provide financial assistance, where need exists, for students whose primary goal is to acquire post-secondary education. While students who qualify for aid are usually assisted, the institution expects that all resources at the students' disposal will be used and that the financial aid will supplement these resources.
All applicants for financial aid at Nash Community College must:
Complete "The Free Application For Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA) to receive a "Student Aid Report" which determines eligibility. This can be completed online or over the phone.
Students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. To receive financial aid a student must have a high school diploma from an accredited school or GED equivalent and must be admitted to Nash Community College.
The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to ask for verification of financial information and uses the standards in the current verification guide of the US Department of Education.
Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of need and satisfactory academic progress. It is essential to apply early (January through March) to be given priority consideration for aid since applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are two main types of aid for which a student may be eligible: Gift Aid, which consists of grants and scholarships and does not have to be repaid, and Self-Help Aid which consists of loans and part-time employment. Loans must be repaid.
Each program is regulated by federal, state, and institutional policies. The specifics of all aid programs awarded are discussed when the student prepares to sign the "Financial Aid Award and Acceptance Agreement." It is essential to consult the Financial Aid Officer for details concerning financial aid program specifics, rights and responsibilities of the student, budget information, eligibility criteria, and the application process.
A grant is a gift that does not have to be repaid. Grants available include:
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants make funds available to eligible Nash Community College students based on enrollment status in a one or two-year curriculum. The actual amount of the grant is determined by the Department of Education. Undergraduate students who have a Bachelor's Degree and/or who are in default of student loans or who have received an overpayment are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are gift aid for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) are given first priority.
North Carolina Community College Grant
Students must be North Carolina residents enrolled for at least six (6) credit hours per semester in curriculum programs. Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant may be considered for the grant based on their estimated family contribution as determined on the Student Aid Report. Students who have earned the baccalaureate (4 year) college degree are ineligible.
Child Care Grant Program
Assistance with child care expenses from the Child Care Grant Program is contingent upon availability of funds for qualified students enrolled in eligible programs. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
Direct Loan Program
Effective with the fall 2011-2012 academic year, Nash Community College will participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan Program). As a result of legislative changes, a Federal Stafford loan will originate directly from the federal government instead of private lenders.
Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan Fund of North Carolina
Any resident of North Carolina who is interested in preparing to teach in a North Carolina public school is eligible to apply. The community college award amounts to $900 for each regular school year. The criteria for the scholarship shall be a measure of academic performance including grade point average, scores on standardized tests, class rank and recommendations of guidance counselors. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
Student Loan Program for Health, Science, and Mathematics
In an effort to encourage North Carolinians to pursue career opportunities in the health, science, and mathematics disciplines, the General Assembly appropriates funds for student loans.
Maximum loan amount for each full academic year available for associate degrees is $2,500. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
The Federal College Work Study Program
The Federal College Work Study Program provides part-time work in academic and administrative departments on campus for eligible students to assist them with paying part of their educational expenses while attending classes. Students must complete the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FASFA), be enrolled at least half-time, and be making satisfactory progress in an eligible program. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
To remain eligible for financial aid, a student must satisfy requirements of the following policies:
Satisfactory Academic Progress
The Federal Student Financial Handbook states the following: “The regulations forsatisfactory progress were initially published in October 1983 and were amended on December 1, 1987; April 29, 1994; and November 29, 1994. Every school participating in Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Programs must monitor its SFA recipients to ensure that they are meeting satisfactory progress standards.”
Satisfactory academic progress will be calculated at the end of each academic term and will include all periods of enrollment.
In order to be eligible for financial aid, students must meet the following minimum guidelines:
Maximum Time Frame: Students must complete an eligible program within a time frame not to exceed 1.5 times the normal published time frame. For example, if the academic program length is 70 credit hours, the maximum credit hours that may be attempted is 105 credit hours. (70 X 1.5 = 105) The calculation of the maximum time frame includes all hours attempted at Nash Community College and transfer credits from other institutions.
Quantitative Standard: Students must complete 66 percent of the total cumulative credit hours attempted. For example, if a student has attempted 50 credit hours, the 55 student must earn credit for at least 33 hours. (50 X .66 = 33) Course grades of AU, W, WA, WF, WP, F, and I are not considered completions and will adversely affect a student’s satisfactory academic rate calculations.
Qualitative Standard: Students must maintain successful academic progress as defined by the Nash Community College catalog (1-36 hours attempted, minimum GPA of 1.5; over 36 hours attempted, minimum 2.0 GPA).
Students who fail to meet the minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress at the end of the semester will be placed on financial aid warning. A student may continue to receive financial aid for one semester while on financial aid warning provided they are otherwise eligible. Students should use this opportunity to re-establish satisfactory academic progress.
If, at the end financial aid warning period, the student is meeting the minimum requirements for satisfactory academic progress, the financial aid warning is lifted. Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress after the financial aid warning semester will be ineligible for financial aid until satisfactory progress has meet. A student may attend the next semester(s) (at the student’s expense) in order to meet the minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress.
Financial aid funds are credited to the student's account at the beginning of each semester to be applied to eligible education expenses. Eligible students are allowed to charge their tuition and books against their financial aid funds during registration. The financial aid office will verify class attendance for each financial aid student. Once attendance and enrollment status has been verified, the second payment of the award will be released to the student.
A student must be enrolled in an eligible program to receive financial aid. Any classes taken outside of the student's current program of study will cause adjustments to his/her financial aid award.
A student cannot receive financial aid for classes completed by proficiency examination.
The students must affirm by signature that funds received under the Federal Pell Grant or Federal College Work Study will be used solely for expenses related to attendance at Nash Community College, and that they do not owe a refund to any Title IV federal program. Further, the students must affirm that they will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance during the period covered by federal funds.
If a student withdraws from all of his/her classes before the 60 percent point in the enrollment period, he/she will be required to repay a portion of the award to the US Department of Education. The student will need to make arrangements to repay this money back within 45 days from the withdrawal date. The student should understand, as well, that they could possibly become ineligible for financial aid if they do not make arrangements to repay the money back to the US Department of Education.
Financial aid recipients must renew applications each year to be considered for the upcoming academic year as outlined in the "How to Apply for Financial Aid."
Refunds to students receiving Title IV federal funds will be handled in the same manner as specified in the institutional refund policy. The refund policy of the College shall be consistent with the North Carolina Administrative Code and may designate different refund specifications for curriculum and continuing education. Information regarding refunds may be obtained from the Business Office.
A student may be required to repay a portion of the Student Financial Assistance (SFA) award if he/she withdraws from the institution or reduces his/her course load before the 60 percent point of the enrollment period.
The American Opportunity Credit is worth up to $2,500 of the cost of tuition and related expenses. The credit amount starts phasing out if you make more than $80,000, or $160,000 if you’re filing a joint return. Even if you don’t make enough money to file a return, file anyway because you may get up to $1,000 back.
A Veterans Certifying Official is available to assist veterans and eligible persons who wish to apply for VA educational assistance. Most programs being offered by the College are approved for training under the G. I. Bill. Application forms and information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.
The VA sponsors the following educational assistance programs for qualifying veterans and other eligible persons: Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607. Students applying for VA benefits must meet admission requirements. Please refer to the admission section of the Nash Community College catalog or go to the Veteran's Affiars page.
The Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers services as necessary to enable a student with a physical and/or mental disability to become self-supporting. Students should contact the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to apply for education assistance.
Numerous endowed and annually donated scholarships are available at Nash Community College. These scholarships are provided by friends of the College, including individuals, businesses, industries, local agencies, clubs, organizations, and the College Foundation. Many of the awards have been established in memory or honor of loved ones. Individuals may make designated gifts to specific scholarships as listed or may establish new scholarships if they so desire.
Please complete the online Scholarship Application. Hard copies of the application are also available. High school students should submit the completed application to your school guidance counselor.
NCC Foundation Scholarship Endowments
Mary Lachicotte “Sister” Baldwin Scholarship Jack D. Ballard Scholarship Robert E. Barnhill, Sr. Memorial Scholarships Evelyn H. Bennett Nursing Scholarship Thomas A. Betts, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Dale and Genia Bone Scholarships Elsie L. Brantley Memorial Nursing Scholarship George T. and Rosa A. Brodie Scholarship Winnie Edwards Brown Nursing Scholarship Ronald E. Capps, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Community Hospice Foundation Scholarship Kendall Cooper Memorial Scholarship William C. and Janet F. Cooper Nursing Scholarship Gerald P. Cox and Meilia S. Cox Family Foundation Nursing Scholarship Crown LSP Group Scholarship Milton Fields Family Scholarship Steven D. Felton Business Scholarship Finch Scholarship First South Bank - Henry Gregory Memorial Scholarship Richard J. Ford, Jr. Memorial Culinary Scholarships Friends With Heart Scholarship Annie Louise Gaynor Memorial Nursing Scholarship GlaxoSmithKline Scholars Awards E. B. Hale Memorial Scholarship Kate Spruill Harrison Scholarship M. Samuel Hayworth Memorial Scholarship Josephine Hackney Hedgepeth and Merion Smith Hedgepeth Memorial Scholarships Teresa Herring Nursing Scholarship Caroline and John High Scholarship Jimmy and Mary Charles Holmes Memorial Scholarship Daisy and Harry Howell Scholarship David Walter Howell Memorial Scholarship Ingram Construction Company Endowed Chair for Engineering Charles M. Johnson - Improved Order of Redmen Apache Tribe #2 Scholarship Evelyn G. and Charles M. Johnson Scholarship Dr. Katherine M. Johnson Honorary Scholarship Marie B. Joyner Memorial Scholarship Tassie Ree Langley Academic Scholarship Helen and Jack Laughery Honorary Scholarships Merritt and Mary Frances Matthews Memorial Scholarship Mack and Billie McDonald Memorial Scholarship Allan C. and Margaret L. Mims Nursing Scholarships David S. Morgan Computer Science Scholarship J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Excellence in Teaching and Staff Awards Peggie Thigpen Moore Endowed Chair for Culinary Arts Moring-Jennett Scholarship Park View Nurses’ Alumnae Scholarship Dr. J. Reid Parrott, Jr. Honorary Scholarship Price-Watson Scholarship Russell L. Proctor, III Honorary Scholarship Progress Energy Scholarships RBC Centura Banks, Inc. President’s Challenge Rocky Mount Civitan Club Scholarships Ernest & Ella Rose Memorial Scholarship Sally Hudson Sabiston Memorial Scholarship Mr. and Mrs. William S. Shrago Scholarship Southern Bank & Trust Company Scholarship Strickland/Crawford Nursing Scholarship Louise Grady Suiter Memorial Scholarship Alford L. Sweatt, Jr. Scholarship Thomas Arthur and Irene Davis Thurmond Scholarships Danny and Jane Tyson Scholarship R. Quillen Ward Memorial Scholarship Warner Family Scholarship (In memory of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Warner, Sr.) Eula Rowell Wiggins Memorial Scholarship Evelyn Benton Willis Memorial Scholarship Wiley Frank Wood Memorial Technology Scholarship Kenneth Wordsworth Memorial Scholarships Sara L. Zalzneck Honorary Scholarship Dr. Robert E. Zipf, Jr. and Nancy G. Zipf Scholarships Dina Tang Interational Scholarship
Helene B. Abbott Memorial Nursing Scholarship Benny K. Adcox Technical Memorial Scholarship Lucille Alston Honorary Scholarship Pat Barnhill Memorial Nursing Scholarship BB&T Business Scholarship BB&T/Communities in Schools Scholarships John & Jan Browning Scholarship Captain John T. Buchan Memorial Scholarship Carolina Eagle Budweiser, Inc. Scholarship Betty L. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Juan Chesson Memorial Scholarship Construction Imaging Systems Scholarship Betsy B. Currin Scholarship Currin-Noblin Scholarship Edgecombe-Nash Retired School Personnel Scholarship George Tracy Edwards Memorial Scholarship Lloyd L. Ennis Math Scholarship Faculty of Criminal Justice Scholarship First Carolina State Bank Scholarship First Christian Church Fellowship Class Scholarships Four County Electric Membership Corporation Scholarship Robin Freeman Accounting Scholarship Gravely Foundation Scholarships Gravely Foundation Upper Class Scholarships Tom Griffin Memorial Scholarship Halifax Electric Membership Cooperatives Scholarship Peggy Jennings Harper Memorial Scholarship Hazel Harrell Scholarship Julia S. Harrell Memorial Scholarship Patricia Harrell-Brown Memorial Scholarship James Stanley Hearne Memorial Scholarship Thomas W. Hicks Memorial Scholarship Hospira Scholarships Angela Hedgepeth Jackson Memorial Scholarship Junior Guild of Rocky Mount Scholarship Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount Scholarship H. Kel Landis, Jr. Memorial Scholarship David H. Latham, Jr. Memorial Scholarship LIFECARE Hospitals of North Carolina Nursing Scholarship MBM Professional Truck Drivers Training Scholarships Jeffrey S. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Nash Health Care Systems Scholarships Nashville United Methodist Church Scholarship North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives Scholarship NCC Alumni Scholarship NCC Board of Trustees Scholarships NCC Employee/Child Scholarships NCC Foundation Scholarships NCC Foundation Departmental Scholarships NCC Foundation High School Scholarships NCC Foundation SGA President Scholarship NCC Foundation Nash-RMPS Health Sciences Scholarship NCC Foundation Nash-RMPS Information Technology Academy Scholarship NCC Foundation Nash-RMPS Youth Apprenticeship Scholarship NCC Gamma Beta Phi Scholarships NCC J. Edgar and Peggie T. Moore Faculty Senate Scholarships NCC Open House Scholarship NCC Outstanding Work Study Student Scholarship NCC Physical Therapist Assistant Student Organization Scholarship NCC Student Ambassador Scholarships NCC Student and Enrollment Services Scholarship NCC Student Nurses Association Scholarship New Horizons Scholarship Al Joseph Pridgen, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Louise Farmer Proctor Memorial Scholarship Progress Energy Electric Lineman Scholarships Keith F. Richardson Honorary Scholarship Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Rocky Mount Evening Lions Club Scholarship Rocky Mount Garden Club Scholarship Rocky Mount Rotary Club Scholarship Rocky Mount Telegram Scholarship Ruritan National Foundation Scholarship Robin Dru Sallenger Scholarship Julia R. Sellars Memorial Scholarship Shell Rapid Lube & Auto Spa Scholarship Pravin Shukla International Award Gilbert H. Snell Memorial Scholarship State Employees Credit Union Scholarships Suddenlink Communications Scholarship Universal Leaf of North America, U.S. Scholarships Alice van der Meulen Memorial Scholarship Wells Fargo Technical Scholarship Harold R. and Dottie W. Winstead Scholarship Annette Poirier Wolfe Memorial Scholarship Cummins, Inc. Rocky Mount Engine Plant Work/Study Scholarship
The NCC Foundation will be sponsoring the Student Ambassador Program for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students must have a 3.0 or greater grade point average, a minimum of 12 completed semester hours, and must be willing to assist the college with campus events.
Interested students must submit an application and 2 letters of recommendation. Applications are available in Student and Enrollment Services and are to be submitted to Shannon Barker no later than April 20, 2012.
There are many benefits to this program. In addition to receiving a $2,000 scholarship, ambassadors will receive leadership training and attend events that will help them develop self-sufficiency skills. For additional information regarding this program, you may contact Cheryl Speight at 252-451-8230.
This program provides, for eligible students, scholarships up to $750.00 per semester for curriculum students to be applied towards their tuition, registration fees, and related community college expenses. Scholarships are need based and are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Show financial need as determined by information presented on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicant students are required to disclose other financial aid awards
Curriculum (degree-seeking) students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for a full award. Less than half-time students may be considered pending the availability of funds
Finalists meeting the eligibility criteria will undergo a separate “merit” competition. Selection will be based on:
The effect of the decline in the tobacco industry on his or her family.
The effect of the declining economy on his or her family.
Overall evaluation of the application.
Leadership and community service.
Net Price Calculator
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), by October 29, 2011, each postsecondary institution that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs must post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student's individual circumstances. The net price calculator is required for all Title IV institutions that enroll full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students. Click here for the Net Price Calculator
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