CCCC offers NC Longleaf Commitment Grant opportunity

Sanford, NC – Eligible 2021 North Carolina high school graduates can have their tuition and fees covered at Central Carolina Community College for up to two years, thanks to the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant.

High school graduates may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – to cover tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per academic year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant ends at the conclusion of the 2023 spring semester.

Eligibility Requirements:

Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021 Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposesBe a first-time college student [Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College High School students are eligible]Enroll in a curriculum program during the 2021-22 academic yearEnroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22. Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 – $15,000(“EFC” is based upon a student’s FAFSA determination)Renew the FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic years and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements of the college

Learn more about the Longleaf Commitment Grant, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, at

Questions? Contact CCCC Financial Aid at (919) 718-7229 or email to