Types of Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grant Program

The Federal Pell Grant program awards grants directly to students with payment made through ECC. Federal Pell Grants are the “foundation” of student aid to which aid from other sources may be added. Federal Pell Grants do not have to be repaid. Students must complete the FREE application for Federal Student Aid annually.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to receive a Student Aid Report which determines eligibility.

Eligibility:

  • Be undergraduate enrolled as either part time or full time students in an approved program not in possession of a bachelors degree in order to eligible to receive a Pell Grant
  • Be a citizen or permanent residents of the U.S with a valid social security number.
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not in current default status for a student loan or owe any overpayment on any Title IV aid program.
  • Demonstrate financial need

Value: Amounts vary and are awarded on the basis of need, enrollment status, length of enrollment, and cost of education at ECC.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

This program provides jobs on campus to students who qualify for financial assistance. Students are not allowed to exceed 10 hours per week and are paid the federal minimum wage. Students are employed in various departments of the college.

Eligibility:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be enrolled as a regular student
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester

Value: Amounts vary and are determined by the financial aid office at ECC.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG)

This grant program provides additional funds to students with exceptional need.

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrate financial need and eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program.
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours

Value: The value of the award is determined by the need of the recipient and the availability of funds to the ECC Financial Aid office.

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)

This grant is intended for North Carolina residents who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a North Carolina community college.

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress

Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant may be considered for this grant based on their estimated family contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. Student who have earned a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.

Value: The value per grant will vary according to the information that is generated from the Pell Grant application

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS)

The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS) was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students attending eligible colleges and universities located within the state of North Carolina.

Eligibility:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester in a curriculum program
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress

Eligibility is determined based on the same criteria as the Federal Pell Grant; students not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant may be considered for this grant based on their estimated family contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA. Student who have earned bachelor’s degree are not eligible.

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSIG)

This program is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation of NC, Inc.

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a North Carolina Resident for tuition purposes
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on a full-time basis (at least 12 credit hours) at a North Carolina postsecondary institution
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Value: Based on availability of funding

Scholarships

The college offers a variety of scholarships including:

In addition to the scholarships listed above, the Edgecombe Community College Foundation funds many other scholarships each year. Many local businesses, individuals, and civic organization also contribute to our scholarship program year around. Click link below to access Scholarship Application for ECC Foundation.

Please contact the office of financial aid or Edgecombe Community College Foundation office for questions about specific scholarships.