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Scholarships & Financial Aid for Online Undergraduate Students

 

Federal Financial Aid

To be considered for Federal Financial Aid, start by filing a FAFSA at fafsa.gov and use Catawba school code: 002914


FEDERAL GRANTS

The Federal Pell Grant is a grant awarded based on a student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA to undergraduate students and does not need to be paid back.


NORTH CAROLINA SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOANS

The North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to undergraduate, North Carolina Residents attending private colleges and based on a student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA and does not need to be paid back.

Additional North Carolina Scholarship and Loan Opportunities for North Carolina Residents can be found by visiting the College Foundation of North Carolina website at www.cfnc.org. Each of these additional scholarships and loan opportunities have specific criteria and requirements as well as application processes.

 

STUDENT LOANS

Federal Direct Student Loans may be awarded on a student’s Financial Aid Award Letter based on a student’s submitted FAFSA application. A Federal Direct Student Loan is money given to a student to help pay for college from the federal government and must be repaid including interest.

Private Student Loans are student loans given to a student to help pay for college from private banks and lenders. A Private Student Loan must be paid back with interest and should be used as a final option to pay a student’s out of pocket cost to attend Catawba College.