Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

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Longleaf Commitment Grant

North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant

ELIGIBLE 2021 NC HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WILL HAVE THEIR TUITION AND FEES COVERED AT CCC&TI FOR UP TO TWO YEARS.

The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for 2021 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, starting with the Fall 2021 semester. High school students may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit.

  • Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years.
  • Less than full-time students may receive a partial award.
  • The Longleaf Commitment Grant Program ends at the conclusion of the 2023 spring semester.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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 Title IV eligible curriculum program during the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years.
  • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 - $15,000 as determined from FAFSA results.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as determined by CCC&TI's SAP policy.

Application Procedure:

  • Apply now for admission to CCC&TI at www.cccti.edu/Admissions.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.gov and all verification requirements, if applicable.
  • Renew the FAFSA and complete all verification requirements for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 828-726-2200 (Caldwell) or 828-297-3811 (Watauga) or email: finaid@cccti.edu for questions related to the Longleaf Grant Program.