State of North Carolina Funds

The state of North Carolina has created a program restricted to students with financial need named the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship. Eligibility for the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship is determined by the NC State Educational Assistance Authority and awards are based entirely upon the results of the Federal FAFSA form; therefore, students must file the FAFSA to be eligible for consideration. For more information about the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship, visit

Federal Grant Programs

Students must file the FAFSA to be considered for these funds.

Federal Pell Grant

For students with a high need, Pell Grants provide from $602 to $5,550 annually.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

Federal funds given to and awarded by the university to students demonstrating high need. Amounts vary.

State Programs

Students must file the FAFSA to be considered for these funds.

North Carolina, Maryland & Vermont State Grants

For students who are residents of these states. Amounts vary. For more information, check with your high school guidance counselor.

Elon Programs

Students must file both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile to be considered for these funds. Funds for these programs are provided directly by Elon, as well as through donations and gifts to Elon by many individuals, businesses and foundations.

Elon University Grants

Grants based solely on demonstrated need. Amounts vary.

UCC Ministerial Discount – $2,000 annually

For full-time students who are legal dependents of full-time ministers in the United Church of Christ. Documentation of eligibility is required.