Financial Assistance

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) provides four tier designations for which residential and online families may qualify: Access to All Benefits with a stipend, Access to All Benefits without a stipend, Reduced Benefits, or Waived Benefits Only.  Tier levels are assigned based on the supporting documentation provided by the family.  Please note that approval to move forward for consideration is only preliminary.  Final status designations will be made pending the receipt and final review of documentation confirming student eligibility.  The following items are deemed acceptable documentation for verification of tier designation:

The requested documents must be received before final approval can be granted. We request that families allow 7-10 business days to receive a determination. Please send copies and not originals to NCSSM at your earliest convenience via Attn: Financial Assistance Office, 1219 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705, or 901 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655, or by fax to (919) 416-2853. All documents are secured confidentially and for use by NCSSM only.

Failure to provide appropriate documentation will delay the review for eligibility determination.

NOTE: Direct payments to the student could result in the issuance of a Form 1099-MISC. Other assistance received may or may not be taxable income. Families are advised to consult their accountant or tax preparer for guidance regarding what qualifies for reporting as taxable income. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

How do I apply?

Can I submit my Internal Revenue Tax documents?

Do you accept handwritten wage statements or documents?

What is the preferred method to submit documents for determination?

Is there a deadline to apply for the program?

Do I have to re-apply for the program between my junior and senior years?

How will I know if I am accepted into the program?

If accepted, what will the program cover? 


Financial Assistance Office