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Next NC Scholarship

The Next NC Scholarship is a financial aid program that helps most North Carolinians from households making $80,000 or less pursue higher education by fully covering tuition and fees at Sampson Community College.

As a student of Sampson Community College you will receive at least $3,000.
The scholarship award can be used for things beyond tuition, including things like
fees, books, food, and housing.

Students with the greatest need for financial aid could qualify for additional funding
to help make paying for college more manageable.

Who is eligible to receive the Next NC Scholarship?

  • A North Carolina resident who is eligible for in-state tuition
  • A high school graduate (high school equivalency completers are eligible)
  • From a household with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less
  •  Enrolled in an eligible undergraduate curriculum program for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Taking at least 6 credit hours per semester (part-time students will receive a partial award)
  • Meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of Sampson Community College
  • A student who has completed the 2024-2025 FAFSA, with a resulting Student Aid Index (SAI) at or below 7,500 (once complete, the financial aid office will determine and confirm eligibility.

How do I apply for the Next NC Scholarship?

  • Applying is simple. Just submit the FAFSA form. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive the Next NC Scholarship. There are no additional forms to fill out.