Eligible 2020 and 2021 NC high school graduates may have their tuition and fees covered for up to two years
The Longleaf Commitment grant program has expanded eligibility criteria to include students who graduated from North Carolina high schools in 2020 or 2021, and who will attend Wilson Community College as a new student starting in the Spring 2022 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. Wilson Community College estimates about 90% of 2021 high school graduates will qualify.
- Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2020 or 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 curriculum program during the 2021-22 academic year
- Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22
- Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 – $15,000. (“EFC” is based upon student’s FAFSA determination)
- Renew FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college
How to get started
- Complete the steps to apply for admission to Wilson Community College.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use WCC’s code: 004845
- There is not a separate Longleaf Commitment Grant application, as consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is filed and local college verification is completed. Eligible students will receive an award letter from their community college’s financial aid office.
For more info about taking advantage of the Longleaf Commitment Grant at Wilson Community College, contact the Financial Aid Office or visit NC LongLeaf Commitment Grant.