North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant

Eligible 2022 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 2022, and who will attend Wilson Community College as a new student starting in the Fall 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 2024 spring semester. Wilson Community College estimates about 90% of 2022 high school graduates will qualify.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduate from a North Carolina high school in 2022
  • 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 2022-23 academic year
  • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2022-23
  • 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.

Lisa Baker

Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs

Department: Financial Aid

Phone: (252) 246-1310


Office: F105d

Shannon Bain

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Department: Financial Aid

Phone: (252) 246-1274


Office: F105a

Joy Moore

Financial Aid Assistant

Department: Financial Aid

Phone: (252) 246-1417


Office: F105b

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