Financial Aid for Catawba Online Students
Federal Financial Aid
To be considered for Federal Financial Aid, start by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use Catawba school code: 002914
The Federal Pell Grant is a grant awarded based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA to undergraduate students and does not need to be paid back.
North Carolina Scholarships and Loans
The North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to undergraduate, North Carolina Residents attending private colleges. It is based on a student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA and does not need to be paid back.
Additional North Carolina Scholarship and Loan Opportunities for North Carolina Residents can be found by visiting the College Foundation of North Carolina website. Each of these additional scholarships and loan opportunities have specific criteria and requirements as well as application processes.
Federal Direct Student Loans may be awarded on a student’s Financial Aid Award Letter based on a student’s submitted FAFSA application. A Federal Direct Student Loan is money from the federal government given to a student to help pay for college and must be repaid including interest.
Private Student Loans are student loans given to a student to help pay for college from private banks and lenders. A Private Student Loan must be paid back with interest and should be used as a final option to pay a student’s out of pocket cost to attend Catawba College.