How does a student remain eligible for NC Reach funding?

To remain eligible for NC Reach, students must be advancing towards their educational degree or certification (making “satisfactory progress).  At the end of each semester, academic progress is measured by reviewing an official transcript mailed directly from the school to NC Reach.  Faxes, emails and unofficial transcripts are not accepted.

Academic requirements:

  • To receive NC Reach funding, students must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours
  • To remain in good standing with their postsecondary institution and with NC Reach, students must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) every academic term (semester or quarter) that they receive funding
  • NC Reach funds may not be used to retake a class which a student previously failed (F) or from which they withdrew (W).

Satisfactory Progress means:

  • Maintaining an overall passing average (generally 2.0 GPA or higher)
  • Earning the required credits as a full- or part-time student that will lead to a degree, diploma or certificate in no more than 150% of the credit hours required to earn that certification.  In other words, if an associate’s degree requires 60 credits, students must complete the degree with no more than 90 credits.

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