Carolinas College of Health Sciences administers financial aid without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. We offer a comprehensive program of federal and nonfederal aid to assist students in meeting educational expenses.
Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Carolinas HealthCare System offers a loan agreement to finance up to $10,000 for students enrolled in Nursing and Radiologic Technology and up to $5,000 for students enrolled in Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, Radiation Therapy and Surgical Technology. This loan defers payment on principal and interest until the student leaves the program by withdrawal, dismissal or graduation. Payment plans are available at that time. If the graduate becomes employed full-time by an eligible Carolinas HealthCare System facility, a work forgiveness option is available. The Student Loan Program is available at the discretion of Carolinas HealthCare System.
Federal Student Aid
Students enrolled in a program of study at Carolinas College of Health Sciences may be eligible for the following federal student aid programs:
Information and application procedures for participation in these programs can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office or by visiting the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid website (FAFSA). Include the Federal School Code for Carolinas College – 031042 – on the application.
Eligibility for Federal Aid Programs
To determine eligibility, the financial circumstances of you and/or family will be reviewed according to a methodology established by the U.S. Congress. Items considered: the income and assets of you and/or family, the number of persons in the household and the number in college, taxes paid, medical expenses and awards from private sources.
North Carolina State Aid
Legal residents of the State of North Carolina may be eligible for assistance in the form of the Forgivable Education Loan for Service Program (FELS) or the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship Program. Information regarding eligibility and application for these programs is available at www.cfnc.org.
Funds from Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, local individuals, businesses and organizations are made available to students each year in the form of scholarships. Scholarship criteria may include academic achievement and/or financial need. Additional information may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. More than $65,000 was awarded in scholarships last year. Examples of current aid sources:
Carolinas College is approved for VA benefits through the North Carolina State Approving Agency. Visit www.gibill.va.gov for information on VA benefits and how to apply.