Applying for NC Reach for the 2016-17 academic year can be done in three simple steps.

Step 1. Are you eligible? 

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Eligible students are those who are legal residents of North Carolina eligible for in-state tuition rates. Click HERE for a full explanation of NC residency requirements.
  • Those who have aged out of North Carolina foster care at age 18; or…
  • Those who have been adopted from North Carolina foster care on or after their 12th birthday.
  • Students may qualify through age 25.

Step 2. Fill out the NCReach online application.  Click HERE.


Step 3. Print your NCReach application documents.  Click HERE.

Be sure to visit the NC Reach Frequently Asked Questions page for detailed information.