Applying for NC Reach for the 2019-20 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. Check your email frequently. A NCReach Program Coordinator will be contacting you.

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