Types of Financial Aid

There are a variety of ways to fund your education.  NCCC participates in most federal and state financial aid programs.  Your financial aid offer may contain one or more of the major types of financial aid listed below:


Are awarded based on various criteria.  Scholarships are available through the enrollment process and also through NCCC Foundation.  Scholarships are considered “gift aid”, because they are free money and does not have to be repaid.  It is strongly encourage to apply for any outside scholarship as well.  You can view more information on the scholarships pages.


Grants are a form of financial aid which do not have to be repaid.  Grants are typically need-based and have specific eligibility requirements.  You can view more information on the grants page.


Student loans, unlike scholarships, grants and work-study, are borrowed monies that must be repaid.  At NCCC, we offer Federal Direct Student Loans, Federal Parent PLUS Loans and Private Alternative Loans as a final option. You can view more information on the loans page.

NCCC provides part-time employment opportunities to full-time and part-time students through the Federal Work Study program.

Alternative Funding Options