Online Colleges in North Carolina

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Methodology

Using the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we generated a list of colleges and universities that met the following criteria:

  • Level of institution is either "Four or more years" or "At least 2 but less than 4 years"
  • Data is reported for all 11 ranking variables listed in the Methodology section
  • At least 1 percent of students are taking at least some of the classes via distance education
  • "Number of programs offered via distance education" was an integer greater than 0

We ranked the resulting 1,813 colleges on 11 criteria, using provisional 2016-17 data from IPEDS:

  1. Number of programs offered via distance education
  2. Ratio of students participating fully or partially in DE to Total Enrollment
  3. Average in-state tuition for undergraduates
  4. Total electronic library collections, including digital books, databases, and media
  5. Graduation rate
  6. Retention rate
  7. The availability of any tuition plans (Payment, Guaranteed, Other)
  8. Services (Academic/Career, Placement for Completers)
  9. Credit offerings (Dual, Life, AP, Military)
  10. Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid
  11. Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

All schools were scored on a 10-point scale for each of the points listed above. Individual data point scores were then multiplied by their respective weights, and the scores were added together, for a maximum possible score of 10 points.

NOTE: Schools' tuition amounts are based on 2016-17 undergraduate and graduate data reported to the National Center for Education Statistics. The actual cost of tuition may vary.

Methodology Sources

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Sources :

  • North Carolina State Board of Education, Accessed November 2018, https://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/
  • East Carolina University, Accessed November 2018, http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/aa/customcf/ugcat/ugcat0102/Acc.html
  • Fully online degree programs, UNC Online, http://programs.northcarolina.edu/
  • Distance learning, McDowell Technical Community College, http://www.mcdowelltech.edu/dist_learn.html
  • History of the College, South Piedmont Community College, http://www.spcc.edu/about/history-of-the-college-2/
  • Vanguard Voyager, Vance-Granville Community College, http://www.vgcc.edu/vanguardvoyager/index.html
  • Distance Learning, Rockingham Community College, http://www.rockinghamcc.edu/distance-learning
  • Programs Available Online, Craven Community College, http://cravencc.edu/distance-learning/programs-available-online/
  • Programs and Degrees, Fayetteville State University, http://www.uncfsu.edu/onlineeducation/programs-and-degrees
  • Distance Education Courses, Elizabeth City State University, http://www.ecsu.edu/academics/offices/distance-education/students/getting-started.html
  • Distance Learning, Winston-Salem State University, https://www.wssu.edu/academics/distance-learning/default.aspx
  • Online Programs, UNC Pembroke, http://www.uncp.edu/academics/online-distance-education/online-programs
  • The List: These are Charlotte's Largest Employers, Amy Shapiro, Charlotte Business Journal, July 5, 2016, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2016/07/01/these-are-charlottes-largest-employers.html
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  • Major Companies, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, http://www.greensboropartnership.com/greensboro-story/living-greensboro/major-companies
  • Accreditation, Carolina College of Biblical Studies, http://www.ccbs.edu/about-ccbs/accreditation/
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, http://www.sacscoc.org/
  • The Institute for College Access and Success, North Carolina, Accessed December 2016, http://ticas.org/posd/state-state-data-2015#overlay=posd/state_data/2015/nc
  • North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship, Accessed December 2016, https://www.cfnc.org/Gateway?command=GetBasedProgramDetail&note=no&type=7&vocType=-1&vocational=no&id=7
  • North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship, Accessed December 2016, https://www.cfnc.org/Gateway?command=GetBasedProgramDetail&note=no&type=7&vocType=-1&vocational=no&id=161
  • Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship, Accessed December 2016, https://www.cfnc.org/Gateway?command=GetBasedProgramDetail&note=yes&type=8&vocType=11&vocational=no&id=174
  • NC Community College Grant Program, Accessed December 2016, https://www.cfnc.org/Gateway?command=GetBasedProgramDetail&note=no&type=7&vocType=-1&vocational=no&id=24
  • Distance Education, Apex School of Theology, https://apexsot.edu/distance-education/
  • Online Programs, Fayetteville Technical Community College, https://www.faytechcc.edu/academics/online-programs/
  • Online Programs, Gardner-Webb University, http://gardner-webb.edu/academic-programs-and-resources/online-programs/index
  • Spurgeon Online School, Piedmont International University, https://www.piedmontu.edu/online-programs-information-page-areas-of-study
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North Carolina is home to the first public university in the United States: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill opened in 1795. Since then, the state has grown to be home to 160 two- and four-year universities, and an astounding number of those universities offer some form of distance education. Students from across the nation flock to these institutes every year, in person or online, to earn their degrees and embark on new careers.

The many colleges available in North Carolina are divided into many systems, helping to streamline the education of the state for its many eager students:

  • The 17 campuses that make up the University of North Carolina System offer thousands of online courses and nearly 400 degree and certificate programs through UNC Online. Students enrolled at any UNC campus can take online courses from UNC Online.
  • The North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU) system is comprised of 36 nonprofit private institutions. Each year, more than 2,000 students transfer from North Carolina community and technical colleges into NCICU institutions.
  • The 58 community colleges of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) promote online instruction through the Virtual Learning Community, a collaborative between all colleges in the system.

What Makes a Good Online College?

Through the use of carefully selected criteria, OnlineColleges.com has created multiple rankings on the best online schools in North Carolina. The schools in our rankings have all been accredited by a body such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) or the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). Visit our "What is College Accreditation?" page to learn about the importance of accreditation, or the North Carolina State Board of Education for details on how it works in the Tar Heel State.

Our rankings can help students identify the right online school in North Carolina for their needs and preferences. Alongside our rankings, we display data such as the number of online programs offered, the availability of tuition plans and the credit offerings at each school, allowing students to compare one school to another. For more information on why these factors are worth taking into consideration during your search, check out the "What Makes a Good Online College?" section of our "About Us" page.

Best Online Colleges in North Carolina for 2018-19

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To help students narrow down their educational options and find a college that meets their needs, we have analyzed data collected by the National Center of Education Statistics to create this list of the best online colleges in North Carolina. You can read more about the methodology used to generate this list at the bottom of this page, and make your own rankings using our Top Colleges Tool; however, be sure not to go without looking over our ranking of the 10 best online colleges in North Carolina.

1

East Carolina University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$6,997
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
42%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
59
School Type
4-year

The online undergraduate degree programs at East Carolina University are degree completion programs; students typically transfer in as juniors after completing the requirements for an associate degree. ECU, located in Greenville, offers its degree completion programs in many fields, including business, communications and industrial technology.

The school's online master's programs include study in construction management, environmental health, occupational safety, public administration and more. In addition to degree programs, graduate students may be interested in the school's graduate certificate programs; post master's and post doctoral nursing certificates in various nursing specialties; and alternative or add-on teacher licensure programs.

2

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$8,880
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
37%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
37
School Type
4-year

Since it was founded, the North Carolina State University has dedicated itself to "the belief that colleges should not be reserved for a select few." In keeping with this belief, NCSU delivers a wide range of its courses and degree programs online, refusing to allow time or distance to stop students from learning.

NCSU's online courses come in synchronous and asynchronous formats, but all follow the same academic calendar. Some courses can be taken fully online; others can be taken onsite at an off-campus facility, or taken partially on- and off-campus in a hybrid format. Students can choose from online programs in engineering, leadership or animal science, to name just a few. Various forms of specialty teacher licenses can also be earned from NCSU.

3

Apex School of Theology

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$5,100
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
96%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
5
School Type
4-year

Founded in 1995, the Apex School of Theology has called Durham home since 2002. ApexDE (Apex Distance Education) allows students all over the world to complete degree programs through the Apex School of Theology, including an online associate degree program in Christian education, an online bachelor's in theology, and online master's programs in Christian education, Christian counseling and divinity. Several continuing education courses can also be taken online through ApexDE, helping students to enhance their religious career path. Financial aid is available through the use of grants, loans, armed forces tuition assistance and veterans benefits, among other options.

Accreditation:

  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Location:

1701 T. W. Alexander Drive,
Durham, NC 27703
 
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Gardner-Webb University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$29,810
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
45%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
48
School Type
4-year

This private, four-year university blends Christian values with liberal arts academics to create a well-rounded education for its students. Gardner-Webb's online offerings are robust, encompassing several degree completion programs for undergraduates, including online bachelor's programs in accounting, health care management, criminal justice and business administration, among others. Those seeking a graduate degree can opt for possibilities in the fields of business, education, nursing, English and sport pedagogy. Meanwhile, students who prefer a hybrid approach can often create a schedule to accommodate both online and on-campus courses.

Accreditation:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Location:

Main St, Boiling Springs,
NC 28017
 
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Appalachian State University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$7,136
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
15%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
16
School Type
4-year

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian State University offers a wide range of online undergraduate degree programs, all of which are degree completion programs designed for transferring college juniors and seniors. Areas of study include management, child development, social work and more. Graduate students needn't feel left out; Appalachian State also features many fully online master's programs, as well as hybrid programs in reading education, nursing and social work.

The university's student support services are designed to help students from registration through graduation. These services include academic, administrative and technology support, program orientation and information, and tutoring, testing and writing assistance.

6

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$6,971
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
44%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
19
School Type
4-year

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public research university -- one of the three original schools in the UNC system -- that collaborates with the North Carolina Research Campus and Gateway University Research Park. Online bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs can be pursued via synchronous and asynchronous coursework. There are also a wide variety of post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC) programs on offer.

Regardless of program type, UNCG students can access a host of student services designed to help them succeed both in college and in the workplace. Services include academic advising, the university speaking center and university writing center, the Career Services Center and the Student Success Center.

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Fayetteville Technical Community College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$2,528
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
68%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
32
School Type
2-year

Online associate degree programs, diploma programs and certificate programs are ripe for the undertaking at Fayetteville Technical Community College, accessible through the Blackboard learning management system. In addition to the subjects one might expect to find through online schools, FTCC also offers some unique programs, such as those in fire protection technology, intelligence studies, funeral service education and mammography.

FTCC also offers online continuing education courses for individuals looking to improve their work skills. Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin, FTCC hosts the High School Connections (HSC) program (part of the "Career and College Promise" state program), which allows eligible high school students to take select FTCC courses at no cost.

Accreditation:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Location:

2201 Hull Rd,
Fayetteville, NC 28303
 
8

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$8,834
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
14%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
9
School Type
4-year

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill opened its doors to students in 1795, as the first public university in the United States. Having entered its third century of operation, UNC-Chapel Hill has graduated alumni from all 50 states and more than 150 countries.

UNC-Chapel Hill's distance education programs are offered through Carolina Courses Online, with courses available in completely online, hybrid or correspondence-delivered formats. Students enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill can also pursue online undergraduate degree programs through UNC Online. This platform hosts hundreds of degree programs, thousands of courses and an entire network of exam proctors for the many academic institutions that make up the University of North Carolina System.

9

Western Carolina University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$6,737
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
29%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
14
School Type
4-year

Fall enrollment for 2016 at Western Carolina University included a truly diverse group of students, hailing from 48 states and 35 different countries. The university encourages diversity in many ways, such as its Diversity Dialogues, where members of different ethnicities, gender identities, religions and more are invited to share their perspectives and experiences.

WCU offers multiple online undergraduate and master's degree programs, including a B.S. in emergency and disaster management, a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in innovation leadership and entrepreneurship, and a Master of Construction Management. The university's Distance Learning Services department is full of assistance for online students, such as academic advising, career services, academic writing support and much more.

10

Piedmont International University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$9,650
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
76%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
26
School Type
4-year

At this Bible-centered university, students can choose to pursue several different methods of online learning. During the seven-week sessions, students can opt for an integrated experience -- which allows online students to take part of their courses on campus -- or the flipped class method -- where students can engage in their coursework online but work with the professor to do homework and receive additional help. And finally, students can opt for traditional online courses, which are taught through the Blackboard learning system. Students can pursue everything from one-year certificate programs to upper-division doctoral programs at Piedmont International, most of which can be completed entirely online.

Accreditation:

  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Location:

420 S. Broad St,Winston-Salem,
NC 27101
 

Affordable Online Colleges in North Carolina for 2018-19

When it comes to selecting a school, tuition is one of the most important considerations for many students. OnlineColleges.com has analyzed the in-state tuition rates for online colleges in North Carolina and found the following have some of the lowest costs. Tuition figures are sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and reflect in-state tuition (when in-state tuition is available) for all students, including online students.

To see North Carolina schools ranked by quality and other factors, use our Top Colleges tool.

  • School Type - 2 Years
  • School Type - 4 Years
  • COLLEGE NAMETUITION & FEES/YEAR
    Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    DISTANCE EDUCATION PARTICIPATION
    Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    NUMBER OF ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
    Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..
    SCHOOL TYPE
    Durham Technical Community College$1,84034%102-year
    Pamlico Community College$1,86755%152-year
    South Piedmont Community College$1,87356%122-year
    Randolph Community College$1,91253%32-year
    Pitt Community College$1,92951%252-year
  • COLLEGE NAMETUITION & FEES/YEAR
    Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    DISTANCE EDUCATION PARTICIPATION
    Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    NUMBER OF ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
    Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..
    SCHOOL TYPE
    Grace College of Divinity$4,24089%84-year
    Fayetteville State University$5,08554%94-year
    Apex School of Theology$5,10096%54-year
    Winston-Salem State University$5,80445%54-year
    University of North Carolina at Pembroke$5,81643%74-year

School Interviews

As technology advances, online education will continue to evolve in the years to come. OnlineColleges.com caught up with two North Carolina education experts for their perspective on what online students should know now and how distance learning may be changing in the future.

 Rebecca Cowles Swanson, Ph.D.
Online education, with schedule flexibility options, provides opportunity for students to obtain new skills or prepare for a new career …

Rebecca Cowles Swanson, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost, Distance and Distributed Education (DELTA)

North Carolina State University

Q. Can you provide an overview of your top degree program(s)?

North Carolina State University's Distance Education program fulfills its land grant mission by offering access to learning opportunities to students wherever located. Our online programs focus on the university's strengths in graduate level education in the STEM disciplines. Online programs include Engineering Online, ranked in the Top 10 Engineering programs by US News & World Report. The program includes 15 master's degrees in disciplines ranging from Aerospace Engineering to Nanoengineering. NC State's Online MBA program, ranked #9 in US News & World Report's Online MBA programs, offers an innovative curriculum for leadership and management with a global, technological focus.

Q. What advice do you have for prospective students about choosing an online program?

Take time to carefully consider whether or not this is the right program for your personal and professional goals. Explore the program website; attend virtual or campus information sessions; and email, call or visit with admissions counselors and program leaders. Also, consider your availability for completion of an online program, factoring your life responsibilities along with work and other time commitments.

Q. What are your thoughts on the future of online learning?

Current trends indicate most people will change careers several times in their lifetime. Online education, with schedule flexibility options, provides opportunity for students to obtain new skills or prepare for a new career with minimal disruption to their work and life circumstances.


 William Rivenbark
Online programs can be an excellent option for students looking to further their education but are unable to relocate to do so.

William Rivenbark

Program Director for the Master of Public Administration program

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Q. Can you provide an overview your top degree program(s)?

The UNC-Chapel Hill Master of Public Administration program is ranked sixth nationally in the specialty area of city management. Designed to prepare graduates for leadership, the MPA program combines rigorous academic study with practical experience. Launched in 2013, the online format (MPA@UNC) is designed for working professionals and others who require flexibility and want to remain in their current communities or organizations while pursuing a degree.

Q. What advice do you have for prospective students about choosing an online program?

For prospective students considering any graduate program, whether on campus or online, I'd strongly encourage them to select a program that delivers on two levels: it is designed to directly support its mission and it educates you for the career you envision. For those interested in studies offered online, effective time management and self-motivation are critical. But students should also understand that "online" does not always equal "undemanding." MPA@UNC is taught with live, online face-to-face instruction by the same School of Government faculty teaching on-campus courses. While flexibility is a bonus, it's important to keep in mind that the rigor and pace will match that of the program's on-campus format.

Q. What are your thoughts on the future of online learning?

Online programs can be an excellent option for students looking to further their education but are unable to relocate to do so. Our MPA@UNC students live and work in communities across the country. They are a diverse group who work in public service settings in local, state, and federal government; nonprofit organizations; the US military. But they all share a common goal and vision to reach their own leadership potential through furthering their education in public administration. Academic programs that can provide that opportunity and flexibility without compromising learning quality or the true educational experience are essential for higher education institutions that want to succeed in the online space.

Financial Aid Resources in North Carolina

In North Carolina, college-bound students have a lot of educational and financial support from the state. The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a particularly important organization for North Carolina students to be aware of. It promotes access to higher education by assisting families with college planning and career planning, as well as through financial aid programs.

Here's a closer look at some financial aid programs that North Carolina students can count on.

North Carolina Gift Aid: Grants & Scholarships

Some of North Carolina's state financial aid is awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence, while others require a combination of merit and financial need. Grants and scholarships are a great way to offset the cost of college, since they do not have to be repaid.

1.North Carolina Student Incentive Grant
Type : Grant
Criteria:
Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled full-time at a school in North Carolina.
Award Amount
$700
Application Deadline
March 15
Renewable
Recipient must reapply for renewal.
Yes
Repay Required?
No
School Specific Scholarship?
No
Application URL
2.Crowder Scholarship
Type : Scholarship
Criteria:
Applicants parents must work for general contracting companies who are members of ACG and head-quartered in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Award Amount
$6,000
Application Deadline
March 3
Renewable
Yes
Repay Required?
No
School Specific Scholarship?
No
Application URL
3.Rotary Scholarship
Type : Scholarship
Criteria:
Applicant must be a graduate of CPCC who plan a four-year degree at a senior college located in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Award Amount
$6,000
Application Deadline
March 3
Renewable
Recipient must meet specified requirements, pending money available.
Yes
Repay Required?
No
School Specific Scholarship?
No
Application URL
4.North Carolina Legislative Tuition Grant
Type : Grant
Criteria:
Applicant must be a North Carolina resident and be a full-time undergraduate. Verification of residency required at registration.
Award Amount
$1,750
Application Deadline
January 10
Renewable
No
Repay Required?
No
School Specific Scholarship?
Yes
Application URL

Be sure to read the Ultimate Guide to Grants for advice and strategies on finding grants. And our Ultimate Guide to Scholarships can help students who are looking for scholarships.

North Carolina Loans

As of 2017, North Carolina does not offer a state-based student loan program. However, students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA in order to become eligible for federal students loan programs. Oftentimes, borrowing can help families meet the total cost of attendance, so finding loans with favorable rates and terms can be a great investment.

Find out how student loans work and where to find them in the Ultimate Guide to Student Loans.

Additional Resources for Financial Aid in North Carolina

 
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