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Finish Line grant program available at LCC

(WITN)
Published: Aug. 14, 2018 at 10:34 PM EDT
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Unexpected expenses can pop up for college students, but a new program aims to help, and the governor was in the east talking about it Tuesday.

Lenoir Community College becomes the first community college in the state to administer Finish Line grant money. It was awarded $50,000.

The Finish Line grant program was established to provide emergency funds to college students who may find themselves in a time of financial crisis.

Whether it's a medical expense or a car repair, the grant money can be allocated to students to make sure the unexpected doesn't knock them off course from finishing college.

Eligible students must be at least 75% complete with their degree or credential, and can be awarded up to $1,000.

Governor Cooper said, "You know a car repair should not determine your future. And we want to make sure our students can stay in school and get the training and the help that they need to have abundant and purposeful lives."

The money awarded will help at least 50 students and is part of a total $7 million that will be given as grants across the state.