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Types of Aid

For all financial aid inquiries please email

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.

Federal Grants

Financial aid from the federal government to help you pay for education expenses at Nash Community College.


Numerous endowed and annually donated scholarships are available at Nash Community College.

Blue Love Scholars Program

The Blue Love Scholars Program is specifically designed to help fill the financial gap for recent high school graduates who are North Carolina residents.

Student Loans

Direct Loan Program

Nash Community College participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan Program).

Payment Plans

Nash Community College has partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions to offer students affordable payment plan options.

Continuing Education Scholarships

​Nash Community College’s Continuing Education Department offers two scholarships.


Tammy Lester
Director, Financial Aid
Tammy Lester
Phone: 252-451-8371
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Location: 2011
Priscilla Dickens
Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Priscilla Dickens
Phone: 252-451-8296
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Location: 2012
Lashawn Cooper
Officer, Financial Aid
Lashawn Cooper
Phone: 252-451-8204
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Location: 2017