NC Longleaf Commitment Grant

The NC Longleaf Commitment Grant is a grant program for 2020, 2021, and 2022 North Carolina high school graduates who will attend one of our state’s “Great 58” community colleges for the first time starting in the Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 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 your fourth semester (not including summer courses).

No additional application is needed, as award amounts and eligibility are determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Eligibility Requirements

(Amended February 24, 2022)

  • Be a graduate from a North Carolina high school from either the Class of 2020,  2021, or 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 2023-24 academic year and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements of the college

NOTE: Prospective transfer students who attended a four-year college in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 are not currently not eligible for the Longleaf Commitment Grant.

How to get started


Contact the PCC Financial Aid Office at pccfa@email.pittcc.edu