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Financial Aid Information



Grants and Scholarships and Loans


Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Education has the following major Student Financial Assistance (SFA) Programs:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Stafford Loans
  • PLUS Loans
  • Consolidation Loans
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Perkins Loan

Grants are financial aid you don’t have to pay back. Work-Study lets you work and earn money to help pay for school. Loans are borrowed money that you must repay with interest. Graduate students may receive loans and Federal Work-Study, but not Federal Pell Grants or FSEOGs.

For additional information on Federal loans and aid, contact the NCCU Office of Scholarship and Student Aid at 919-530-6335.

* U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance. Starting point for information on federal student aid programs.

* Application for Federal Student Aid. Fill out the FAFSA quickly and easily, right on the Web.

From the School of Library and Information Sciences

* Limited loans are granted through the Evelyn B. Pope Loan Fund. Some work-study opportunities may be available in the college, public, and specialized research libraries in the area. Limited work aid may be available in the School of Library and Information Sciences Library.

* American Indian Student Legislative Grants (AISLG) are based on financial need and the recipients must be a member of an Indian tribe recognized by the State of North Carolina or by the federal government. Recipients must be classed as North Carolina residents for tuition purposes. $500 is the maximum value per academic year for full time graduate students and a reduced amount proportional to academic load for part-time students. Funds appear as a credit on the account. Application forms are available in the SLIS office. Contact the NCCU Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at 919-530-6335 for additional information.

* The Virginia General Assembly allocates a set amount of available aid each year. This aid is for one academic year only. Virginia residents can receive financial assistance through a regional contract program administered by the Southern Regional Education Board. For more information, contact the Commonwealth of Virginia, Council on Higher Education, James Monroe Building, 101 N. Fourteenth St., Richmond, VA (804-225-2137; Fax: 804-225-2604).

From Library Organizations

* American Library Association Awards and Scholarships. Scholarships offered by the American Library Association, including the Spectrum initiatives and other scholarships opportunities for minorities.

* Medical Library Association Grants and Scholarships. Each year, MLA provides financial support to health sciences librarians at a variety of levels, including grants, scholarships, and fellowships. Included are The MLA Scholarship; The MLA Scholarship for Minority Students; Continuing Education Award; Research, Development and Demonstration Project Grant; and The Institute for Scientific Information Doctoral Fellowship.

* Special Library Association Scholarships and Grants. Scholarships offered by the various divisions of SLA. Also check out the Student Stipends offered by the Business and Finance division for attending the SLA National Convention.

* North Carolina Library Association. Awards, scholarships and loans for original and continuing study in library science. Major factors to be considered in making the awards are: academic excellence; leadership qualities; evidence of commitment to a career in librarianship in North Carolina; and, financial need.

* New Jersey Library Association Scholarships. These scholarships are offered for study leading to a graduate or post graduate degree in librarianship. Awards are made on an evaluation of credentials and personal interviews with candidates. All awards are to be used for an ALA-accredited graduate library education program.

* Association of Jewish Libraries. A scholarship of $500.00 to a student attending, or planning to attend agraduate school of library and information science. Prospective candidates should have an interest in, and demonstrate a potential for, pursuing a career in Judaica librarianship.

From Other Sources

* Gates Millennium Scholars. The Gates Millennium Scholars is funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is administered by the United Negro College Fund. Review the “About GMS” and “The Nomination Process” pages. Students ultimately named Gates Millenium Scholars must possess extreme financial need. Nominators must also write their letters on blank stationery, not institutional letterhead.