How do students apply to NC Reach?

Applications are not considered until students:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Download, complete and submit the 3-page student document packet:
  • Financial Aid Release Form: This is signed and submitted to the bursar’s office at the student’s school, which sends the required information, documenting enrollment and unmet financial need, to NC Reach
  • Student Participation Form: This form provides detailed information about NC Reach, including the requirements that students complete a budget and communicate regularly with their assigned NC Reach Coordinator
  • Budget: After completing steps (1) and (2), students are assigned an NC Reach Coordinator, who works with them to develop a budget for the semester, identify and access on-campus resources, and outline a plan for academic success

NC Division of Social Services (DSS) determines the initial eligibility of each applicant

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that required documentation is sent to NC Reach; applicants should log into the student portal to see if their school has done so

NC Reach applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to determine their eligibility for other federal and state grants, loans and work-study.  Click HERE for more information or to complete the FAFSA.

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