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.

Understanding the Financial Aid Offer

Your hard work is paying off! You’ve been accepted by several of your top colleges, and you have a stack of acceptance letters just waiting for you to pick the school of your dreams. Around the same time your acceptance letters arrived, you probably received a financial aid offer from each school. These letters may seem confusing right now, but we will help you understand the different types of financial aid, so you can make an educated decision about which school makes the most financial sense for you.

Financial Aid Scams Trick Local Families into Paying for Scholarships

N.C. Organizations Warn Families ‘Don’t Get Hooked’ by Misleading Financial Aid Offers

Multiple North Carolina families have fallen victim to scams surrounding the FAFSA and other financial aid programs statewide, losing hundreds of dollars. Scammers promise college scholarship or grant money to families if they agree to certain stipulations, like sending a check or signing up to pay for a service. Scammers time these offers during the college application season, so families are fooled into thinking they’re hearing from scholarship providers or the federal government.

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