Apr 15, 2024  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2021-2022 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Scholarships, Awards, Grants, Loans


Scholarships and Awards

Institutional scholarships, including endowed scholarships, are provided by donors to the University: Friends, alumni, corporations and foundations have provided funds to aid students in the pursuit of academic achievement. A wide range of endowed scholarships is available, some with specific restrictions.

For application information, students are encouraged to visit the on-line scholarship portal Brave ASSIST at  http://www.uncp.edu/BraveASSIST.

Grants

Grants are provided by state and national agencies.

North Carolina Grants

Funds for grants allocated by the North Carolina Legislature are made available on an annual basis to residents of North Carolina in attendance at UNC Pembroke. These grants vary in amount according to students’ demonstrated need.

Federal Pell Grants

This program is for students who have financial need. The U.S. Government establishes the amount of financial assistance a student may receive under the Pell Grant Program on the basis of need. These grants are awarded upon enrollment in good standing in an institution of higher education.. To apply for a Pell Grant a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

The purpose of this program is to provide Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants to students who have demonstrated exceptional need and who would be unable to enter or remain in college without such assistance. The grant may be renewed for each year of undergraduate study for a period of up to four years if the student continues to qualify for assistance.  To apply for a Supplemental Grant, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Teach Grants

A Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you agree to complete a teaching service obligation as a condition for receiving the grant, and if you don’t complete the service obligation, the TEACH Grant will be converted to a loan that you must repay, with interest.

The purpose of this program is to provide grants to students who are enrolled in eligible programs of study and who plan to pursue a teaching career in a high need field.   To apply for a Teach Grant, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Vocational Rehabilitation Scholarships

Students who have disabilities which constitute vocational handicaps are eligible for scholarships from the North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department. For information, qualified students should write to the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Raleigh, NC

Federal Direct Loan Program

Subsidized: Based on financial need, these are low-interest loans with the U.S. Department of Education as the lender. Loan limits are based on need and grade level.

Unsubsidized: These loans are not based on need. Interest accrues to the borrower beginning on the date of disbursement. The borrower is responsible for the interest during in-school and deferment periods.

PLUS: A parent of a dependent undergraduate student can borrow a Parent PLUS loan.  The parent must have good credit.

A Graduate student can borrow a Graduate PLUS loan.  The student must have good credit.  Interest accrues to the borrower beginning on the date of disbursement.  The borrower is responsible for the interest during in-school and deferment periods.

Students must be enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours in order to be eligible to borrow a loan.

All students must submit the FAFSA form in order to be considered for a loan.