State Aid

North Carolina Guarantee Scholarship (NCNBG)

The North Carolina Guarantee Scholarship works with federal aid to provide a guaranteed amount of financial assistance with additional state funding provided to students with exceptional need.

Students enrolling at a North Carolina Community College with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $75,000 or less and an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,500 or less, as reported on the FAFSA, are guaranteed at least $2,800 from combined federal and state aid.


  • Be a North Carolina resident as defined by North Carolina Residency Manual
  • Enroll for at least 6 credit hours
  • Be admitted, enrolled, and classified as an undergraduate student in matriculated status in a degree, certificate, or diploma program at a North Carolina Community College. 
  • Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Child Care Program

The North Carolina General Assembly appropriates funds for child care services for student parents in community colleges. This is approved only for a semester at a time and single parents receive first priority. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, be enrolled at least half-time in a college transfer, technical or vocational degree or diploma program at Craven Community College, and be willing to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants must not be receiving child care funds from the Department of Social Services. Child care must be provided by a legal child care provider. Interested students must complete a Child Care Program application and submit a copy of their notification from the Department of Social Services, documenting their application status. Students must also maintain satisfactory academic progress according to Craven Community College.