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Types of Aid

The Next NC Scholarship is a financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less pursue higher education by fully covering tuition and fees at Nash Community College.

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STUDENTS: Eliminate your worry because here is the best part. This money DOES NOT have to be paid back! This is NOT a loan. Attend college with money provided by the Next NC Scholarship.

PARENTS: Eliminate your worry because here is the best part. This is money that your student DOES NOT have to pay back! This is NOT a loan – and there are no repayment terms. This money is designed to help your student attend our college with less worry of financial constraints.

As a student at Nash Community College, you can receive at least $3,000. The scholarship award can be used for tuition, fees, and books. Students with the greatest need for financial aid could qualify for additional funding to help make paying for college more manageable. This is a great opportunity to capitalize on your goal of attending college to get the education and skills needed to ensure you have the tools to meet your full potential.

Who is eligible to receive the NEXTNC Scholarship?

To receive the Next NC Scholarship, you must be:

  • A North Carolina resident who is eligible for in-state tuition
  • A high school graduate (high school equivalency completers are eligible)
  • From a household with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less
  • Enrolled in an eligible undergraduate curriculum program for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • To receive the full benefit of this scholarship, students should take a full-time course schedule (12 credit hours per semester).
  • Meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of Nash Community College
  • IMPORTANT: Student has to have completed the 2024-2025 FAFSA
    • Student Aid Index (SAI) at or below 7,500 (once complete, the financial aid office will determine and confirm eligibility.)

How do I apply for the NEXTNC Scholarship?

Applying is SIMPLE!

The FAFSA form can be accessed at the link above or by visiting

NEED ASSISTANCE? Visit our Financial Aid Office during the following hours.
Monday & Thursday

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Tammy Lester

Tammy Lester

Director, Financial Aid
Building: Building A
Room: 2011
Phone: 252-451-8371
Priscilla Dickens

Priscilla Dickens

Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Building: Building A
Room: 2012
Phone: 252-451-8296
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