Finish Line Grants

Too often, financial emergencies like unexpected healthcare costs, childcare expenses, or car breakdowns prevent community college students who are on the cusp of completion from reaching that milestone. On July 12, 2018, Governor Roy Cooper announced the Finish Line Grants program to help community college students complete their training when facing unforeseen challenges.

Grants were available for the 2018-2019 and 2019-20 school years, and will be available for the 2020-21 school year. Partnerships – each involving a community college and a Workforce Development Board – collaborate to apply for funding and establish a joint process for reviewing funding requests from students who have completed 50 percent of their degree or credential (including their current enrollment). 

For more background information on Finish Line Grants, read the original announcement by the Governor or visit the NC Job Ready website.