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Thanks to the NEXT NC Scholarship, eligible students from households earning $80,000 or less can pursue their educational dreams without the burden of tuition and fees. This initiative is part of our commitment to making higher education accessible to all North Carolinians.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A North Carolina resident who is eligible for in-state tuition
  • A high school graduate (high school equivalency completers are eligible)
  • From a household with an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $80,000 or less
  • Enrolled in an eligible undergraduate curriculum program for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Taking at least 6 credit hours per semester (part-time students will receive a partial award)
  • Meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of the school you plan to attend
  • A student who has completed the 2024-2025 FAFSA, with a resulting Student Aid Index (SAI) at or below 7,500 (once complete, the financial aid office at the college/university you plan to attend will determine and confirm eligibility.)

What Does the Scholarship Cover?

The NEXT NC Scholarship fully covers tuition and fees at Mayland Community College. It merges federal and state funds to offer a simplified and predictable aid package, making your educational journey more affordable.

Start Your Application Today!

Begin by completing the FAFSA to determine your eligibility. Once you’ve applied for admission to Mayland Community College, your scholarship funds will be included in your financial aid award, ensuring that education costs are covered.

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