To be considered
for all need-based aid, including institutionally administered scholarships,
students must complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid.
Because of the time involved in processing applications, a student must have
a completed student aid file in the Financial Aid Office by August 1
to be assured of receiving financial aid by the beginning of Fall Semester.
Awards for students starting in the spring, require a completed file
by December 1.
Students must reapply for financial aid each academic year. Applications
for next year may be completed beginning January 1.
apply for federal student aid by completing the Free Application For Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) on the internet.
Federal Student Aid
Notification of Award
Students are notified of
award decisions for the academic year in the spring (usually April). Your award
letter is based on full-time enrollment, but the actual award will be reduced
proportionately if you attend less than full-time. Actual award amounts are
based on the number of credit hours in which you are enrolled that are
applicable to your program of study. Students may not be paid for courses
completed through credit by exam.
The requirement for full-time
eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is 12 or more credit hours; ¾ time is 9,
10, or 11 credit hours; ½ credit hours is 6, 7, or 8 credit hours. Students enrolling for
classes with irregular start dates will be able to use Pell Grant to pay for
these classes, however, they will not receive the balance of their Pell Grant
for that class until a designated date after they attend the class.
Students should retain their
award letter and keep it with their important records for future reference.
Tuition Payment and Text Book
you have registered for classes, your Federal Pell Grant and/or NC Community
College Grants and NC Education Lottery Scholarship should appear on the Beaufort
County Community College Cashier’s Office computer records. Tuition and fees
will be deducted from your student aid account.
Required books and supplies
may be purchased from the campus bookstore before the first day of class. If
purchasing books from an alternative source is more convenient, the College
offers a service allowing students to buy books and supplies with grant money at
off-campus locations. However, the student is limited to one vendor each
The student must notify the
Financial Aid Office in writing one week prior to the first day of class if
grant monies are to be used at an off-campus location.
The student must provide the
Financial Aid Office with an invoice from the
off-campus vendor allowing payment within the seven-day period after the first day of the semester.
After tuition/fees and
bookstore purchases, award balances will be disbursed to students on the following
June 12, 2014
NOTE: Any delay in
the receipt of award letters or of financial aid checks to students because of
an incorrect address is not the responsibility of the Financial Aid Office. The
student is responsible for completing the Change of Address form with the Office