Types of Grants and Payment Breakdowns

The amount awarded on your award letter is for attendance in 12 credit hours of classes. It will be adjusted as indicated below based on the actual credit hours for which you enroll.

PELL

Example: Award $2000.00
*1-5 hours = ¼ of the award
1-5 hours = $500.00

6-8 hours = ½ of the award
6-8 hours = $1,000.00

9-11 hours = ¾ of the award
9-11 hours = $1,500.00

12+ hours = full award
12+ hours = $2,000.00

*Some students enrolled less than 6 credit hours may be ineligible for Pell Grant.

To see the full 2017-2018 Pell payment breakdown, please click HERE.

There are lifetime limits for this grant.  For more information, please click HERE.

FSEOG GRANT

(Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)

You must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 credit hours to receive this grant. Your payment will not be adjusted.

NCCC GRANT

(North Carolina Community College Grant)

You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
6-14 hours = part of the award
15+ hours = full award
Some Estimated Family Contribution get NO award for less than 15 hours.  Please refer to this chart.
No award in summer.

There are lifetime limits for this grant.  For more information, please click HERE.

NCELS GRANT

(North Carolina Education Lottery Grant)

You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
6-11 hours = ½ award
12+ hours = full award
No award in summer.

There are lifetime limits for this grant.  For more information, please click HERE.

Child Care Grant

For more detailed information about the Child Care Grant Program, please click HERE.

Less Than Half Time / Targeted Assistance Grant

Alamance Community College receives a very limited amount of funds from the State of North Carolina.  The rules of eligibility are determined by the State Board.  Typically Alamance Community College holds these funds to assist students with summer classes, since in most cases other grants are not available.

For the Less Than Half Time grant, students must be attending less than 6 hours, and have an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) between 801 and 4000.  The maximum award is $30.00 per credit hour for a total of $150.00

For the Targeted Assistance Grant, students must be in a High Demand / Low Enrollment program.

The above stated grants will only be issued to students that qualify and have no other assistance to cover their direct tuition costs.  If a student receives funding at a later date, and they do not have an outstanding tuition balance, the funds may be adjusted.  Students are awarded by the Financial Aid office as needs are identified.  Students may request that their award be considered and priority goes to students that are currently enrolled.  For more information about these grants please click here.