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Grants

The following federal and state financial aid programs are available to College of The Albemarle (COA) students. If you’d like more information about any of these programs, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Pell Grant Program

Federal Pell Grants assist undergraduates in paying for their education after they complete high school or earn their High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federal student aid program, and provides a foundation to which other assistance may be added.

Unlike loans, grants aren’t paid back unless you don’t complete the term of enrollment.

FAFSA.gov

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Students who receive the Federal Pell Grant may be eligible for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. This federal program doesn’t require employment or repayment unless you don’t complete the term of enrollment. The amount of the grant is based on financial need, with a minimum award of $100.

Funding is limited. To be eligible for FSEOG, financial aid files should be completed as early as possible.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program

The FWS program provides jobs for eligible students to earn money for college expenses. Opportunities include positions in the library, local elementary schools, administrative offices, and faculty offices.

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG) Program

To be eligible for aid under this program, you’ll need to:

  • Be admitted to an eligible program of study.
  • Be a North Carolina resident.
  • Be enrolled for at least six credits hours per semester.
  • Apply for Federal Pell Grant funds.
  • Meet academic requirements to maintain Pell Grant eligibility.

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS)

To be eligible for aid under this program, you’ll need to:

  • Be admitted to an eligible program of study.
  • Be a North Carolina resident.
  • Be enrolled for at least six credits hours per semester.
  • Apply for Federal Pell Grant funds.
  • Meet academic requirements to maintain Pell Grant eligibility.

Program support funds are provided by the North Carolina State Lottery.

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)

This program provides funding for North Carolina students pursuing programs leading to careers in areas with critical need, including nursing, teaching, allied health fields and medicine.

To receive funds through this program, you’ll be asked to sign a promissory note agreeing to work in North Carolina after graduation, in an approved position, for one year per academic year of funding. Students who don’t perform the required service will need to repay the loans in cash, with interest.

Apply

CFNC.org/FELS

Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

COA no longer participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan program.

School Default Rate

To view our school default rate, please follow the link below, enter “002917” in the “OPE-ID” field, click “Search” and then select “College of The Albemarle.” 

COA School Default Rate


Visit the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority website for additional state scholarships and grant programs.