North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship Program

The North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship is awarded by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority to eligible students with substantial financial need. Individual scholarship amounts vary according to the federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Awards are estimated until eligibility and enrollment level are confirmed and funds are received.

To be considered for this state program, a student must:

  • complete a FAFSA;
  • receive an official residency classification (and accompanying Residency Certification Number or RCN) from the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS)
  • Wake Forest will receive RCN classification through the state grant website and determine NC Need Based award eligibility to include in financial aid package.