North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant

The Longleaf Commitment is a grant program for 2022 North Carolina high school graduates. High school graduates who attend ʿⱦapp starting in the Fall 2022 semester may be eligible to receive this grant – not a loan – for tuition and fees toward an associate degree or transfer credit. Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per academic year. The amount will depend on family income, as established by the Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA). Part-time students may receive partial awards. The Longleaf Commitment Grant Program ends at the conclusion of the 2024 spring semester.

Eligibility Requirements for 2022 Graduates

  • Be a North Carolina resident according to the .
  • Be a 2021 or 2022 NC high school graduate or high school equivalency diploma (Some North Carolina residents who graduated from a non-North Carolina high school may be eligible)
  • First-time college student (Career & College Promise (CCP) and Early/Middle College High School students are eligible.
  • Enroll in a curriculum program during the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2022-23 and subsequent years.
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $0 - $15,000.  (“EFC” is based upon student’s FAFSA determination)
  • Renew FAFSA for the 2023-24 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college

How to get started

  • Complete an to ʿⱦapp and complete residency determination through the North Carolina  (RDS).
  • Complete the . The ʿⱦapp school code is 005448.
  • There is not a separate Longleaf Commitment Grant application, as consideration for funding is automatic once the FAFSA is completed. Eligible students will be notified of grant awards from ʿⱦapp’s Financial Aid Office.