Longleaf Commitment Grant to assist CVCC students with tuition and fees

A new grant announced by the state of North Carolina will help assist recent high school graduates in covering tuition and fees at Catawba Valley Community College.

08/31/2021

NC Community College Longleaf program

The North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant covers tuition and fees for eligible 2021 North Carolina high school graduates to attend any one of the 58 NC Community Colleges, including Catawba Valley Community College, for up to two years. 

In order to be eligible for the Longleaf Commitment Grant, students must be a graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2021, be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes, be a first-time college student (Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College High School students are eligible), enroll in a curriculum program during the 2021-22 academic year, enroll in at least six credit hours per semester.

Eligible grant recipients must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 to $15,000, renew FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college.

To get started, applicants need to first apply for admission and complete residency determination through the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) 

There is not a separate Longleaf Commitment Grant application, as consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed and local college verification is completed.  

Eligible students will receive an award letter from their community college's financial aid office. This is a newly created grant, please allow time for award letters to be sent starting next month.

Please see more information on the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant

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