For information on how to apply for scholarships, visit our scholarships page.
Federal and/or State Financial Aid
You’ll need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility.
Submit a FAFSA each academic year you attend college. At COA, fall is the start of the academic year so the 2018 – 2019 FAFSA covers fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019.
Priority Deadlines for FAFSA Submission
- Fall semester: June 1
- Spring semester: Oct. 10
- Summer semester: April 15
You may still submit your FAFSA after these dates, however, you may be responsible for paying your tuition if your financial aid file isn’t completed by the tuition due date.
How to Complete the FAFSA
Admissions and Financial Aid Technician
Elizabeth City Campus: AE 134
252-335-0821 ext. 2291
Financial Aid Assistant II
Elizabeth City Campus: AE 141
252-335-0821 ext. 2385