Hardship grants available for students in need

C3 Hardship Grants

If your vehicle isn’t working, it can be impossible to get to class. If you’re sharing a computer with your little brother, you can’t study when you need to. If you’re only eating one meal a day, you aren’t fueling your brain to learn. 

C3 can help. 

Thanks to a generous grant from the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, we have funding available for our C3 students – those at the community college AND those at NC State.  

Funds are available for:

  • Urgent housing needs
  • Unexpected medical expenses
  • Food
  • Essential utilities (gas, electricity, water, internet access)
  • Travel costs related to a death in your family
  • Technology access
  • Books and supplies that exceed the Cost of Attendance
  • Replacing personal belongings due to theft, fire, or natural disaster
  • Car repairs
  • Childcare

If you are facing a financial hardship, please reach out – we may be able to help, and we’ll do everything in our power to get funds in your hands quickly.


  • Currently enrolled in good standing as a C3 student, either at NC State or at a partner community college
  • Hardship is likely to have an impact on your ability to stay in school or to succeed
  • Verified by Financial Aid as eligible to receive additional resources

To apply:

C3 students enrolled at NC State: Apply through Pack Essentials

C3 students enrolled in the community college: apply now


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