Federal and State Financial Aid Available
Students who meet all eligibility requirements for financial aid will be awarded a financial aid package that combines funds from one or more of the following funds listed below. In order to be considered for any federal or state aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Pell Grant Program provides federal grant funds for needy students who have not completed a first bachelor's degree. To be eligible, the student must demonstrate financial eligibility as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. At Fayetteville State University, these grants range from $639 - $6,345 for the 2020-2021 academic year. For the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year, the maximum award will be $6,495.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74), was passed into law limiting the number of semesters a student may receive Federal Pell Grant funding from eighteen (18) semesters or 900% to twelve (12) semesters or 600%. Students may not appeal their Pell Grant eligibility; the Federal Pell Grant limits have been set by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant that is awarded to the neediest students at Fayetteville State University. It is awarded to undergraduate students and does not need to be repaid.The grant ranges from $200 to $4000.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Each grant recipient agrees to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. Grant recipients must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received a TEACH Grant. IMPORTANT: If a grant recipient fails to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan which must then be repaid to the U.S. Department of Education. In this event, recipients will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed. Note: TEACH Grant recipients will be given a 6-month grace period prior to entering repayment if a TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
This federally funded employment program is administered by the Office of Financial Aid and provides part-time jobs on the Fayetteville State University campus for students who have financial eligibility as demonstrated on the FAFSA. Students normally work eight to ten hours per week in a University facility. Wages paid are at least at the minimum wage rate and are used to assist the student in meeting educational expenses.
The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship/Grant provides financial assistance to needy North Carolina residents in an undergraduate degree program enrolled in at least six credit hours. NCELS grant ranges from $50-$3,000. Eligibility is determined by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.
The University of North Carolina Grants are available for eligible students attending one of the 16 constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina who are enrolled in at least six credit hours. UNCIG grant ranges from $100 - $4,200. Eligibility is determined by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.