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Scholarships & Financial Aid for Evening Undergraduate Students

Need-Based Grants and Scholarships
Need-Based Grants and Scholarships
  • Federal Aid Programs
    • Pell Grant: Federal Pell Grants, unlike loans, does not have to be repaid. These grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.

      *To receive federal need-based financial assistance at Catawba College, you must be accepted at Catawba College and make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and you must show demonstrated financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must file this form online at www.fafsa.gov.

 

  • State Aid Programs
    • North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship: Created by the 2011 North Carolina General Assembly, this need-based program is for NC residents attending private, higher education institutions in NC. Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate for at least nine credit hours to be eligible.

      *To receive state need-based financial assistance at Catawba College, you must be accepted at Catawba College and make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and you must show demonstrated financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must file this form online at www.fafsa.gov.
Self-Help Aid
Self-Help Aid
  • Federal Aid Programs
    • Direct Subsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education at a college or career school. No interest is charged while a student is in school at least half-time, during the grace period and during deferment periods. Students that accept student loans will have to complete a Master Promissory Note or MPN and Entrance Loan Counseling at www.studentloans.gov. Please use your FSA ID and password to access this site.

    • Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but in this case, the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan. Students that accept student loans will have to complete a Master Promissory Note or MPN and Entrance Loan Counseling at www.studentloans.gov. Please use your FSA ID and password to access this site.

      *To receive federal self-help financial assistance at Catawba College, you must be accepted at Catawba College and make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and you must show demonstrated financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must file this form online at www.fafsa.gov.

 

  • State Programs
    • Forgivable Education Loan for Service (FELS): FELS provide financial assistance to qualified NC resident students who commit to work in critical employment shortage professions in NC and are enrolled in an approved education program. FELS loan recipients must sign a promissory note that will require them to seek loan forgiveness through employment in an approved position or repay the loan in cash. To apply for this loan, please visit www.cfnc.org.

      *To receive state self-help financial assistance at Catawba College, you must be accepted at Catawba College and make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and you must show demonstrated financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must file this form online at www.fafsa.gov.
Alternate Financial Aid and Payment Options
Alternate Financial Aid and Payment Options
  • Interest-Free Installment Payment Plan
    In our continuing effort to assist the families of our students, Catawba College offers an interest-free installment payment plan each Fall and Spring semester.

    Students and authorized users must enroll via Catawba’s TouchNet Electronic Statement and Payment Center. The 5-pay plan runs from July through November for the Fall Semester and December through April for the Spring semester. The plans are interest free and a one-time $35.00 installment plan fee is due when you enroll for a payment Plan each semester. 

    You will be required to setup auto payments using ACH or credit cards for the installments. A $20.00 late fee will be assessed on installment payments made after the due date(s). Please keep in mind that Catawba bills tuition by semester and bills are due July 15 for Fall terms and December 15 for Spring terms.

    You must return to the TouchNet Electronic Statement and Payment Center to enroll in a new payment plan each semester that you use a payment plan.  If a student has received financial aid, but not enough to cover the entire account balance, then the account must be paid in full by the due date each semester or the student must enroll in a payment plan that covers the entire balance due. Keep in mind that this is only an estimated plan and any differences between the estimated and actual costs and financial aid will need to be factored into the remaining installments once your plan has been initially created. If the due date(s) for any installments have passed when a student enrolls in a plan, all of those installment amount(s) will have to be paid at the time of enrollment.  After the “last day to add” of each term, installments will be automatically recalculated (up or down) as appropriate due changes in charges or credit. Students will receive notification via email each time installments are recalculated.  A payment plan may be terminated for failure to make an installment payment according to the plan agreement.

    If you need assistance with estimating costs and aid, please see your electronic statement of account for reference and or contact the Business Office at (704) 637-4388 or businessoffice@catawba.edu before completing the plan. 

  • Alternative Private Student Loans
    Lenders generally make available alternative student loans to help fill the gap between the financial aid you receive and the money you still need. These are typically in the student's name; however, most require a co-signer. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine which loan would be best for you.

  • Veterans Benefits
    Read about the benefits available to Veterans.