Types of Aid

North Carolina Education Lottery (NCELS)

Eligibility Criteria
  • Be a NC resident for tuition purposes
  • Enrolled at-least half time (6 credits)
  • Be undergraduate student with no prior Bachelor’s Degree
  • Be enrolled in NC Community College or UNC
  • Meet all Federal Pell Grant eligibility rules
  • Meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
NC Education Lottery Scholarship
Credit Hours Award Amount (Percentage)
12-14 (Full Time) 100%
9-11 (Three-Quarter Time) 50%
6-8 (Half Time) 50%
1-5 (Less than Half Time) 0%

Students may also refer to the ELS Payment Schedule

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