NC Longleaf Commitment Grant

2 Years of
Community College
FREE for 2022 High School Grads!


$700 to $2,800 for full-time enrollment


Guaranteed to qualified applicants.


Complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA as soon as possible in order to be awarded the grant in time for Fall ’22 registration.

NC Longleaf Commitment Grant for 2022 High School Grads

2022 North Carolina high school graduates: We hope to see you at Carteret CC this fall!

Thanks to the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, you could be eligible for free tuition and fees for two years!

Eligible 2022 high school graduates may receive these grant funds to cover expenses toward an associate degree or transfer credits. Students of any age who completed an adult high school diploma or GED during the 2022 calendar year may also qualify.

Students can receive between $700 and $2,800 per academic year for two years. Award amounts will depend on family income, as established by the Free Application for Federal Student aid, or FAFSA and will adjust based on how many credits a student is enrolled in during a semester.

Grant funds are available for two academic years of qualifying continuous enrollment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a North Carolina resident
  • Be a 2022 North Carolina high school graduate attending one of North Carolina’s community colleges beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year [High school equivalency completers (GED, HiSET) are eligible]
  • A first-time college student [Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College High School students are eligible]
  • Enrolled in a curriculum program for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Taking at least 6 credit hours per semester (Part-time eligible students will receive a partial award)
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

How to get Started

The process to determine eligibility is easy and does not require a separate application!

  1. Apply for admission to Carteret CC and complete residency determination through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS).
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Carteret CC’s school code is 008081. Consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is completed.

For more information about the Longleaf Commitment Grant at Carteret CC, please contact (252) 222-6293 or financialaid@carteret.edu.

Request Info

Have a question? A Carteret CC staff member is on standby to help you navigate your way through the application, enrollment, and advising process. Just use the link below to submit a request.

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One application. Dozens of opportunities! Complete the 2022 Scholarship Application today! Priority deadline is March 31, 2022

Carteret CC Scholarship Application

Fall Semester Starts:
August 15, 2022

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