Want to get an Education Lottery Scholarship to help pay for college? To have a chance, all you have to do is fill out a FAFSA.
Education Lottery Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, not how well you did in high school. You don’t need a nomination or recommendation. Just fill out a FAFSA – that stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid − and you will automatically be considered to see if you are eligible for an Education Lottery Scholarship. Filling out the form could help you get other financial aid too.
Last year, the state awarded more than 25,000 Education Lottery Scholarships, totaling almost $28 million in student financial aid. Students in every county of the state received scholarships.
Financial aid offices at state universities and community college administer Education Lottery Scholarships. You must be seeking a degree, diploma or certificate on at least a half-time basis and be making satisfactory progress with your grades. The scholarships are essentially grants. You do not have to pay them back.
Every October, state financial aid officials make an effort to raise awareness about filling out FAFSA and helping students do them. They hope more North Carolina students complete FAFSA forms this year so that as many scholarships can be awarded as possible.
The lottery wants to help its players and the public know how the scholarships work. The games you play raise money to fund the scholarships. It’s a great cause to serve.
You can get more information about how the FAFSA works and how and where to fill it out by visiting: https://www.cfnc.org/fafsaday.
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