Scholarships and Grants
The College provides qualified North Central State College students with academic, financial need, and general scholarships for college-related expenses. There are scholarships available for new and current students as well as full-time and part-time students.
Financial need is a specific qualifier for some scholarships. For an applicant to be considered for a scholarship based on financial need, he or she must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSAs are submitted online at www.fafsa.gov. North Central State College's federal school code is 005313 (this needs to be entered on the FAFSA application). Contact the College's Financial Aid Office with questions about FAFSA.
Many scholarships awarded by the Financial Aid office are funded by donations to the North Central State College Foundation. For a complete list of scholarships available from the foundation and information about creating a scholarship fund, see Foundation Scholarships.
John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
For the 2015-2016 award year, legislative changes were implemented to help identify applicants who are or were in the foster care system. These applicants may be eligible for assistance through federal programs for foster youth, such as the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program.
New application processing edits generate FAFSA SAR comment codes 165 and 166. This comment text informs any applicant identified as a foster youth or someone who was in the foster care system that he or she may be eligible for assistance through federal programs for foster youth. More info can be found here and where the applicant can find contact information for his or her state ETV coordinator.
Independent Living Coordinator/ETV Program
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Office of Families and Children
Toll-Free: (855) 471-1931
Non-FAFSA on the Web filers who respond Yes to Question 53 on the FAFSA, (At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care or were you a dependent or ward of the court?) receive comment code 165
This paperwork is submitted each term to the NCSC Cashier's Office
Most grants are awarded by the Financial Aid Office. The first step towards receiving a grant is completing the financial aid application process.
The feds say no aid for non-essential courses.
The U.S. Department of Education is tightening rules for financial aid eligibility. For courses to count for financial aid purposes, they must now be required courses listed on your degree audit.
Students can no longer take courses just to increase the amount of their financial aid. The College’s computer system “knows” what courses are required for your major, and will base the amount of your financial aid only on those. You may be enrolled in nine credit hours, but if a three-credit hour course is not required for your degree, the computer will calculate your aid on only six hours.
If you have any questions as to what classes are required for your major, it is imperative that you consult with your faculty advisor or a success coach in the Student Success Center.
Federal Pell Grant
Up to $5815 (for the 2016-2017 year) per year based on degree of need and number of credit hours enrolled
12 or more credit hours is full time
Foundation Ambassador Grant
Awarded to eligible student ambassadors of the College (administered by the College Admissions Office)
Foundation Tom Carter Memorial Educational Aid Fund
Provides grants for students with financial emergency need (administered by the College Financial Aid Office)
Foundation S.N. and Ada Ford Emergency Aid Fund
Provides grants for students with financial emergency need (administered by Financial Aid Office)
Foundation Necessities Loan Fund
Loan provides for books, uniforms, fees, etc., to students in at least their third College quarter with at least a 2.25 GPA who receive little or no financial aid; loan is forgiven if student graduates from North Central State within four years of first Necessities Fund loan (administered by the College Financial Aid Office)
State Grant, Scholarship and loan information