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State student aid programs summer 2012

State Student Aid

Programs

Summer, 2012


2012 2013 state aid programs

2012-2013 State Aid Programs

State Aid Programs for North Carolinians

Scholarships and Grants

Forgivable Loan Programs

Methodologies


2012 2013 state aid programs1

2012-2013 State Aid Programs

State Aid Programs for North Carolinians

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS)

North Carolina Community College Grant (CC)

The University of North Carolina Need-Based Grant (UNC)

North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship (NBS)


2012 2013 state aid programs2

2012-2013 State Aid Programs

State Aid Programs for North Carolinians (continued)

NC Reach (Child Welfare Postsecondary Support Program)

Golden LEAF Scholarship

NC Student Assistance Program (NCTAP)

Other North Carolina programs are described in Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians available at CFNC.org/fabook


North carolina education lottery scholarship els

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (ELS)

Created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to needy North Carolina resident students.

Eligibility

Be NC resident for tuition purposes

Enroll at least half-time

Undergraduate student with no prior bachelor’s degree

Beginning in 2012-13, enrolled in NC Community College or UNC institution

Meet all Pell Grant eligibility rules (except EFC)

EFC less than or equal 5000

Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements

Limited to maximum of eight (full-time) semesters or equivalent


State student aid programs summer 2012

ELS

Value

Varies according to EFC information generated from the FAFSA

Awards for part-time students are prorated 50%

Application Procedure

Complete the FAFSA and list eligible campus

Goal is to give needy NC residents minimum grants of $3,400

If Pell is $1,900, Education Lottery Scholarship is $1,500

If Pell is $800, Education Lottery Scholarship is $2,600

If Pell is greater than or equal to $3,400, then no state funds are needed to build the promised foundation

So, every eligible student whose family can afford $5,000 or less will receive grants of at least $3,400 (from Pell, from State Lottery, or in combination of the two)

Pell + ELS > $3,400

Administered by CFI under direction of NCSEAA


North carolina community college grant

North Carolina Community College Grant

Created by the General Assembly in 1999

Eligibility requirements for the Grant program

Be NC resident for tuition purposes

Undergraduate w/ no prior earned bachelor’s degree

Enroll at least half-time

Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements

Meet all Pell Grant eligibility rules (except EFC)


North carolina community college grant1

North Carolina Community College Grant

Value

Varies according to information generated from FAFSA

Awards for part-time students are prorated

¾-time 75%

Half-time 50%

Application Procedure

Complete the FAFSA and list a NC community college

Goal is to provide need-based assistance for community college students with Pell Grants and Lottery Scholarships totaling less than $4350

Raises the floor provided by Lottery + Pell of $3400

Maximum grant is $950

Designed to supplement, not replace federal aid

Administered by CFI under direction of NCSEAA

….


North carolina community college grant2

North Carolina Community College Grant

For 2012-2013, students with EFCs of 5000 or less receive at least $4,350* using Pell, Community College Grant and Education Lottery Scholarship

*Students with EFCs of 5001 to 6000 receive $650 from CC grant only.


The university of north carolina system need based grant

The University of North Carolina System Need-Based Grant

Established to provide need-based financial assistance for students enrolled at one of the 16 campuses of The University of North Carolina

Eligibility

Be NC resident for tuition purposes

Enroll at least half-time

Undergraduate w/ no prior earned bachelor’s degree

Have documented unmet need determined by program formula

Consideration for grant automatic after FAFSA filed

Applicants should apply by standard UNC priority deadline, March 1

Funding is expected to be available for a later applicants but early application is encouraged.


The university of north carolina system need based grant1

The University of North Carolina System Need-Based Grant

Value

Maximum grant for 2012-2013 is $4,200 / minimum is $500;

Awards for part-time students are prorated 50%

Application Procedure

Complete the FAFSA and list a UNC institution

Administered by CFI for SEAA/UNC General Administration


The university of north carolina need based grant

The University of North Carolina Need-Based Grant


Nc need based scholarship

NC Need-Based Scholarship

  • Effective for 2012-13

  • Eligible Institutions:

    • Private non-profit institutions who participated in NCLTG /SCSF

    • Mid-Atlantic Christian University & The College at Southeastern

    • Nursing Schools

    • Hospital Schools

  • Funding amounts are variable from $1,200 to $7,000

    • Students enrolled at least ¾ time will receive 50% of award


Nc need based scholarship1

NC Need-Based Scholarship

  • Students complete FAFSA to be considered.

  • Eligibility

    • Be legal NC resident and NC resident for tuition purposes

    • Have Federal EFC less than an amount set annually by the Authority

      • EFC cannot exceed cost of attendance for UNC campuses

      • For 2012-13, EFC must be less than/equal to 15000

      • Undergraduate student in matriculated Status (in a defined program of study leading to a degree, diploma or certificate);

      • Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements

      • Meets all Pell Grant eligibility rules (except EFC)


Funding limits established for uncnbg and nbs

Funding Limits Established for UNCNBG and NBS

  • Enrollment limit to receive certain grants for baccalaureate degree

    • Programs Affected

      • UNC Need-Based Grant

      • NC Need-Based Scholarship

    • Limits

      • 9 semesters (full-time) for a four-year degree program

      • 11 semesters (full-time) for a five-year degree program

      • Prorated if students are enrolled less than full-time

    • Lottery Scholarship has always had an eight semester limit


Els uncnbg ccg nbs certification of student eligibility

ELS, UNCNBG, CCG , NBSCertification of Student Eligibility

Institutional Responsibilities

Execute a Participation Agreement (one-time), if required

FAA certifies student eligibility on the Web

www.cfnc.org/home/info_faa.jsp

Pell eligible except for EFC (not applicable for UNCNB)

NC resident for tuition purposes

Correct enrollment status

Same ISIR transaction used for federal and state awards

Disburse funds to student accounts within ten days

Refund money within prescribed timeframes

Maintain records

Be available for reviews and audits

Training available—

Contact CFNC regional representative or call 888-234-6400


Els uncnbg ccg nbs federal aid eligibility requirements

ELS, UNCNBG, CCG, NBS Federal Aid Eligibility Requirements

Meets all of the requirements for the Federal Pell Grant, with exception

of EFC

  • Student must:

    • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment for the purpose of obtaining a degree or certificate

    • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, or have been home-schooled

    • Not be simultaneously enrolled in elementary or secondary school

    • Not already have a bachelor’s degree

    • Be U.S. citizen, national, or eligible noncitizen

    • Have valid Social Security Number (SSN)

    • Be registered with Selective Service, if required

    • File Statement of Educational Purpose (on FAFSA)


Els uncnbg ccg and nbs federal aid eligibility requirements

ELS, UNCNBG, CCG and NBS Federal Aid Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must:

    • Not be in default on Title IV loan or owe overpayment on Title IV grant

    • Not have borrowed in excess of annual or aggregate loan limits

    • Not have property subject to lien for debt owed to U.S. (i.e. lien placed as result of student failing to pay federal tax debt or make satisfactory arrangements to pay)

    • Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress

    • Not have been convicted or pled nolo contendere (no contest) or guilty to a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV Funds

      • Ineligible until fraudulently obtained funds completely repaid to Secretary or loan holder(s)

      • Not be in violation of the drug conviction restrictions for Pell eligibility

      • Any other Pell eligibility restrictions not listed here; consult the most recent FSA Handbook and ED guidance for updates and changes


600 pell limitation and state grant programs

600% Pell Limitation and State Grant Programs

  • For these programs, students must be Pell-eligible (except for EFC):

    • NC Education Lottery Scholarship

    • NC Community College Grant

    • NC Need-Based Scholarship

      • Student is eligible for full state grant for each semester that there is any remaining Pell eligibility

      • If student is ineligible for Pell due to the 600% limitation, the student is not eligible for ELS, CC and/or NBS.

  • This program requires students to be Title IV eligible:

    • UNC Need-Based Grant

      • Students can be eligible for full state regardless of the 600% Pell limitation.


600 pell limitation and state grant programs1

600% Pell Limitation and State Grant Programs

  • Links to helpful information about LEU:

  • http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/021712PreliminaryInfoImpl12SemesterFedPellGrant.html

  • http://www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/040612CODSysAprilImplementation.html

  • http://www.ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/040612CalPGLifetimeEligUsedSAOTWPage.pdf


Return of funds

Return of Funds

  • State Grant Return of Funds Policy

    • Policy has been proposed to the NC Community College System and the UNC System for consideration and adoption

    • Policy will be used for SEAA programs, also

    • Will be consistent across state grant programs


John b mclendon scholarship fund

John B. McLendon Scholarship Fund

Two leadership scholarships at each of North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

One each for a male and female student athlete

Bennett College for Women will receive two scholarships for female athletes

Eligibility

Must have been enrolled for at least two semesters

Must be varsity athlete

Value

Maximum award of $ 1,250 per academic year

$300 for 2012-13

Recipients are selected by their colleges


Unc campus scholarships

UNC Campus Scholarships

Established in 2002 by the General Assembly through the consolidation of several programs

Designed to promote diversity on 16 NC constituent campuses

Provide funding for undergraduate and doctoral students

Eligibility

Must be North Carolina resident for tuition purposes

Each campus drafted and submitted a plan to the president of UNC describing the eligibility criteria for their program.

Award amount determined by the institution

Interested students should contact the institution’s financial aid office


Golden leaf scholars program four year public and independent institutions

Golden LEAF Scholars Program — Four-Year Public and Independent Institutions

Administered by NCSEAA on behalf of the Golden LEAF Foundation

Scholarships available for students attending qualifying institutions,

NC public universities and NCICU institutions (including Louisburg)

Eligibility:

Be a high school senior enrolling full-time as a first-year student or a

community college transfer student enrolling for the first time at any

participating NC college or university in the fall of 2012

Be NC resident for tuition purposes

Reside in one of 78 qualifying rural counties (listed on CFNC)

Demonstrate financial need. Students MUST submit the Free

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this

scholarship

Value of real property owned by farm families not considered

when determining financial need


Golden leaf scholars program four year public and independent institutions1

Golden LEAF Scholars Program — Four-Year Public and Independent Institutions

Eligibility:

Present satisfactory record of academic achievement and community

service

Submit an online application available at www.CFNC.org/goldenleaf

Not already have a bachelors degree

Not in default on federal or state student loans

Emphasis on leadership development; program developed by the

Center for Creative Leadership

Maximum awards:

Up to $12,000 scholarship over four years ($3000/year)

Transfer students will receive less than four years of funding


Two year colleges golden leaf scholars program

Two-Year Colleges Golden LEAF Scholars Program

Administered by the individual community colleges on behalf of the

Golden LEAF Foundation

Applications obtained from and submitted to the individual

community colleges

Must reside in one of 78 qualifying rural counties (listed on CFNC)

Eligibility requirements

Enroll in a NC community college during the 2012-13 academic year

Permanent resident of a qualifying rural county

Demonstrate financial need

Curriculum students selected based on their financial need. Degree- seeking students must be enrolled as full-time students in order to receive the maximum scholarship award

Grants for less than full-time are prorated


Two year colleges golden leaf scholars program continued

Two-Year Colleges Golden LEAF Scholars Program (continued)

Eligibility requirements (continued)

Occupational Education students must demonstrate financial

need under the federal TRIO formula and be enrolled in a

credentialing program of at least 96 hours.

Maximum Awards:

Curriculum students-- $750/semester

Occupational Educational Students--$250/semester

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies; and with

special provisions, childcare and transportation expenses.


Nc tuition assistance program nctap

NC Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP)

General Assembly established program of tuition assistance for

qualifying guard members

Purpose is to encourage voluntary membership in the guard, improve

educational level of guard members and benefit the State

Eligibility requirements

Be an active drilling member of the NC Army or Air National Guard

Remain a member of the National Guard for two years following the end

of the academic period for which tuition assistance is provided

Enroll in an eligible institution (public or private) located within the

state of NC

Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of institution


Nc tuition assistance program nctap1

NC Tuition Assistance Program (NCTAP)

Maximum awards:

Up to amount of tuition and fees per academic year

If tuition is less, difference paid may be disbursed to school to

reimburse soldiers for required books and materials

Subject to availability of funds

Application procedure:

Complete and submit application available online at:

CFNC.org/seaastudent

Army Guard members must be considered for Federal benefits before

NCTAP Assistance benefits can be considered. Army Guard members

must apply for Federal tuition assistance through the GoArmy

(GoArmyED.com) portal

Contact State Tuition Assistance (NCTAP) Manager

Stacy Steinmetz

(919) 664-6000 ext. 46649

[email protected]


Nc reach child welfare postsecondary support program

NC Reach (Child Welfare Postsecondary Support Program)

2007 NC General Assembly established funding for students who:

Have aged out of NC public foster care or

Were adopted from foster care after age twelve

Eligibility requirements

Age 18 – 25 and meet criteria above

Enroll at least half-time in NC Community College or UNC campus, seeking undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate

Compliant with registration requirements for Selective Service

Not in default nor owe refund under any federal or state loan or grant programs

Maximum value: Cost of Attendance minus other aid

Applications and additional information

www.ncreach.org


Resources

Resources

NCSEAA.edu

Program Information –

http://www.ncseaa.edu/Program_Information.htm

CFNC.org

Grant & Loan Processing System and SEAA School Portal –www.cfnc.org/extranet/adminconsole/login.jsp


Resources1

Resources

Publically accessible resources:

CFNC.org

Grants and Scholarships

www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/info_schol.jsp

CC

www.cfnc.org/ncccg

ELS

www.cfnc.org/els

FELS

www.cfnc.org/fels

Golden LEAF

www.cfnc.org/goldenleaf

NC REACH

www.cfnc.org/ncreach

UNC Need-Based

www.cfnc.org/uncnb

NC Need-Based Scholarship

www.cfnc.org/nbs

Via the CFI Grant System under Publications/Grant Certification:


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