How are NC Reach funds disbursed?

NC Reach funds may be used for the following expenses:

  • Tuition and fees
  • On-campus housing
  • On-campus meal plans
  • Books and school supplies
  • Off-campus housing (rent) and associated living expenses
  • Transportation to and from school (not to include the purchase of a car)
  • Child care

After the application is complete and the student budget has been developed, NC Reach emails an award letter to the student and their school informing them of the grant amount for the current (upcoming) semester.

  • All NC Reach funding is disbursed by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) directly to the college financial aid office
  • NC Reach funding is applied to tuition, fees and on-campus housing/meal plan (if applicable)
  • Any remaining funds are disbursed to the student as a refund check from their school, to be used for
    • Books and school supplies
    • Rent and associated living expenses
    • Transportation to and from school (not to include the purchase of a car)
    • Child care

Students should check with their school’s financial aid office regarding any refunds; each school is different and NC Reach has no control over the refund process and cannot predict when refund checks are issued.

 

 

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