Southeastern Community College offers FREE college to all college-eligible students for the Spring 2022 semester. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2022.

New students can register in Student Services and current students can register with their faculty advisor and work with Financial Aid to complete a FAFSA in order to receive FREE college tuition. SCC FREE college will be a “last dollar” program, meaning the college will exhaust all other existing funding first.  

The money is available through federal, state, and generous donor support. This assistance is meant to help students recover from the pandemic and get back to college.  

The Financial Aid Office staff will work closely with students to help them apply for the funds that are best suited for their financial situation. Students should complete a FAFSA or equivalent application to have their financial needs evaluated in order to determine all of the financial resources that they may qualify for. 


  • Full or part-time students 
    • Must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours 
    • New or current students 
  • Must be a North Carolina resident 
  • DACA students can enroll 
  • Students must complete a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) and a college application to qualify for the funds  
  • Students cannot have an unsatisfactory academic progress determination or be in  violation of the student code of conduct

To register for Spring classes at (910) 788-6279 

For questions about enrolling at SCC for free, contact Financial Aid at (910) 788-6214. 

*FREE college is available while funds are available. Students should enroll and apply early. 

Fill out the Spring 2022 Funding Application

With federal and state funding available, there has never been a better time to go to college, enhance your skills, or train for a new career. Scholarships and grant opportunities are available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding, the North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant, and the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund.

SCC Emergency Funding Application

The U.S. Department of Education is providing federal funding for students who have been impacted by the disruption of instruction due to COVID-19 to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic through the HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) funds.  Students must complete the Emergency Relief Fund application to apply.  Funding is limited and applications should be submitted by February 11, 2022, for consideration.  By submitting this application, you are consenting to be contacted by a Student Services staff member.

Emergency Funding Application


North Carolina Longleaf Commitment Grant

You may be eligible to have your tuition and fees covered at SCC for two years beginning Fall 2021.

Through the NC Longleaf Commitment Grant, high school students may be eligible to receive this grant – money that does not have to be repaid – for tuition and fees toward a degree or to attain transfer credit. Full-time eligible students are guaranteed to receive $700 to $2,800 per year, for a total of two years. Less than full-time students may receive a partial award. The Longleaf Commitment Grant program ends at the conclusion of the 2023 spring semester.


Students enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education pathways/courses leading to a State or industry-recognized credential.

The funds provide scholarships to eligible community college students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs within the following pathways:

  • Construction: Welding, HVAC, Electrical, Masonry, Carpentry
  • Emergency Medical Services: EMT Initial, Advanced EMT Initial, Paramedic Initial
  • Healthcare: Nurse Aid I, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Office Assistant
  • Industrial/Manufacturing: Manufacturing Technician, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining

SCC will help all students complete their education so long as funds are available.

Questions? Contact Financial Aid Office at (910) 788-6214.

Registration Information Here


Colene Faulk

Dean Student Services

(910) 788-6269

A Building, Rm 131

Sheila Dockery

Director of Financial Aid


A Building, room 132

Matthew Caison

Financial Aid Associate

(910) 788-6214

A Building, room 132B

Lisa Green

Financial Aid Technical Specialist

(910) 788-6437

A-Building, Rm 134

Kimberly Lowery

Financial Aid Specialist

(910) 788-6251

A-Building, Rm 133

Julia Roberts


(910) 788-6327

A-Building, Rm 124