Who Is Eligible?
Entering NCCU freshmen students may be eligible to participate in the Aspiring Eagles Academy (AEA). Responses will be sent out after the participant’s interview.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Qualify for either in-state residency (meet North Carolina residency requirements) or out-of-state residency
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative final high school grade point average (GPA)
- Have graduated from an accredited or university-approved high school with a diploma or GED certificate
- Be admitted into NCCU as a full-time student
- Qualify for the Pell Grant as determined by the FAFSA and supporting financial documentation for both aid years
- Exhibit leadership and service opportunities, evidenced by participation in scholastic, community and civic organizations
- Submit a completed Online Aspiring Eagles Academy Application
- Complete the 2023–2024 and 2024–2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Participate in a panel interview consisting of the Aspiring Eagles Academy professional committee
- Submit a final high school transcript to the NCCU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Provide a non-refundable seat deposit of $500 (in-state and out-of-state) upon notification of acceptance