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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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Your college questions answered

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FAFSA: It Doesn't Matter How You Say It,
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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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Five Things to Know About Financial Aid

According to the College Board’s 2017 Trends in Higher Education report, the cost of tuition for a four-year public college or university weighs in at just under $10,000— a price tag that comes as a surprise to many families. Luckily, there are billions of dollars in federal financial aid available to North Carolinian students.

CFNC’s regional representative, Sarita Broadway highlights the top five things both parents and students should know when it comes to applying and evaluating federal financial aid offers.

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Building a Future with FAFSA


CFNC helps make higher education a possibility for every student with personalized financial aid assistance and scholarship opportunities. Watch as Princess Collins, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shares how she paved her way to success by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and taking advantage of CFNC scholarships.

If you need help paying for higher education expenses, file the FAFSA and secure your future.

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