NVCC students are eligible for the following grants:
Academic Competitiveness Grant
The Academic Competitiveness Grant was made available for the first time for the 2006-2007 school year for first-year college students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2006, and for second-year college students who graduated from high school after January 1, 2005.
- U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Federal Pell Grant recipient
- enrolled at least half-time in a degree program
- first or second-year undergraduate student
student in a certificate program of at least one year in a degree program at a two-year or four-year degree-granting institution.
If you are a first-year student:
- You must have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study after January 1, 2006.
- You must not have been previously enrolled in an ACG-eligible program while at or below age of compulsory school attendance
If you are a second-year student:
- You must have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study after January 1, 2005.
- You must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale as of the end of your first year of undergraduate study.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate students to promote access to higher education.
Grant amounts are dependent on:
Unlike a loan, the grant does not have to be repaid.
Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added.
Please note that federal regulations prohibit students from receiving Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school during the same semester.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need.
Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG.
Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.
Institutional and State Grants
The College provides institutional grants to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans and student earnings.
These grants do not have to be repaid and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.