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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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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FAFSA: It Doesn't Matter How You Say It,
As Long As You Do 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.

How to Start a College Fund for Your Child

The cost of college is on the rise, and no generation knows
that better than millennials. Many young parents today are still paying off
their own student loans; while trying to save for their children’s education.
The good news is, starting a college fund while your child is young gives you a
good amount of time to create a solid nest egg for their future. The decision
now is where to put your money?

Bank Savings Account

For many parents considering how to start a college fund for
their child,

Easy & Simple Scholarships You Shouldn’t Overlook

Once you’re accepted into college, one
of the most pressing issues is how you’re going to pay for it. Still, after
filling out countless applications, the last thing you want to do is fill out
even more complicated forms and write long essays for scholarships.

While many require you to do exactly
that, some scholarships don’t require much effort to apply. Just remember that
you aren’t the only one taking this approach, so your competition will likely
be plentiful for these scholarships.

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