The first step to getting financial aid

To find out if you’re eligible for federal, state, and other money for college, fill out the FAFSA first.

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Your Future, Is In Your Hands

Watch as this student shares how filing the FAFSA helped pave her way to success.

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Want In-State Tuition?

Visit the Residency Determination Service to verify your North Carolina residency. You must do this to qualify for in-state tuition and NC grants.

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Make your college dreams a reality

You’ve set your sights on college, now how are you going to pay for it? With CFNC you’ll find multiple ways to handle the costs and get the great education you deserve. Since 2001, CFNC has helped more North Carolina students and families plan for college than any other resource center.

We can help you compare college costs, get familiar with the different types of financial aid, and understand the different strategies you can use to pay for your education.

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The Hidden Costs of A College Education

Some families get a huge sticker shock when they start looking into the cost of a college education. There are so many factors to consider; are you going to a two-year college or a four-year university? Will it be a public or private school? Will you have any type of financial assistance or will you be fully responsible for the costs? But, even once you narrow these questions down, there are still more questions to answer… and the answers can affect your TOTAL college cost in a big way.

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Looking for Ways to Reduce Your Tuition Bill?

College is a time for academic challenges, personal growth and professional opportunities; unfortunately, many students feel their time at college is often overshadowed by their looming tuition bill. According to USA Today, student debt was at $1.2 trillion in 2015 and has continued to grow as tuition and associated fees continue to rise. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to cut down on those costs and make the most of your college experience.

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