Applying for NC Reach for the 2023-24 academic year can be done in four simple steps.

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.
    •  Exited from foster care to a permanent home through guardianship with the support of the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP)
    • Students may qualify through age 25.
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a public community college or university in North Carolina.

Step 1. Fill out the NC Reach online application.  Click HERE.


Step 2. Fill out your participation agreement.  Click HERE.


Step 3.  Submit your budget. Click HERE


Check your email frequently. A NC Reach Program Coordinator will be contacting you.

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