You may think you can’t afford a small, private, specialty college like Cabarrus College, but you can! Cabarrus College is the least expensive private college in NC, and we offer a generous array of scholarships to make college affordable and accessible to every student who wants to attend.
Students must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen for all scholarships, awards and tuition discounts, with the exception of the Atrium Health Forgivable Loan.
*All scholarships are stackable (can be combined with other scholarships but cannot exceed the cost of attendance).
How to apply for scholarships
To apply for all scholarships (need- and merit-based), complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov as soon as possible after October 1 of the year before you wish to enroll. Be sure to list our Cabarrus College school code 015358 under the school selection.
If you are from NC, verify your residency at NCresidency.org to be considered for very generous state scholarships for NC students with demonstrated need. Our financial aid team will contact you and help you from there.
Only a current FAFSA form is required to qualify for all Institutional scholarships unless otherwise noted in the descriptions below.
Direct-from-High-School Student ScholarshipsFor first-time, full-time students who enroll directly from a North Carolina high school (within one year of graduation, with no previous college).
Based on high school academic performance (grade point average) and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) as follows:
- President’s Scholarship: Weighted high school GPA 4.0 or higher and ACT score 24 or higher or SAT composite score 1160 or higher
- Dean’s Scholarship: Weighted high school GPA 3.50 - 3.99 and ACT score 21-23 or SAT composite score 981-1159
- Program Chair’s Scholarship: Weighted high school GPA of 3.00 - 3.49 and ACT score 18-20 or SAT composite score 960-980
Transfer Student ScholarshipsFor new transfer students who previously attended a US regionally accredited institution of higher education.