FAFSA Day events to be held across NC

Need in-person help to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? This year, students who will be attending college in the 2017-2018 school year and their parents have the opportunity to receive this service during FAFSA Day. FAFSA Day is held on October 29. It is a chance for families across North Carolina to work with college financial aid administrators and financial aid specialists to complete this vital form.

The FAFSA is a key form for families as it establishes what the family’s expected contribution will be toward college expenses.

Get Free Help Filing for College Financial Aid on FAFSA Day, Oct. 29

Making college dreams a reality involves more than submitting an application. Students and parents must also figure out how they will pay for college once the child has been accepted into their school. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form that students must complete in order to find out if they qualify for any aid – be that grants, loans or scholarships. The form was made available to students online beginning October 1.

Saturday is FAFSA Day in North Carolina

Did you know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines more than just your eligibility for federal financial aid? In fact, private and public universities also use the data to determine aid. That’s why this document is key for students who will be attending college in the upcoming year!

Fortunately, there is in-person help available to students and their parents this coming Saturday during FAFSA Day. On FAFSA Day, financial aid administrators and financial aid specialists will be available at locations throughout North Carolina to answer questions about the form and help with its completion.

Free Help Across NC Filling Out FAFSA Forms

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important step in the process of determining how you will pay for college. This form determines your eligibility for a wide variety of types of aid and helps to determine your Expected Family Contribution, which is the amount that your family is expected to pay  out-of-pocket. While completing this form is critical, it can be confusing for some students and families.

ABC11 reported on some of the free opportunities for help that students and parents have to support them as they complete their FAFSA forms.

Financial Aid FAQ

Financial Aid can be a tricky topic, so CFNC frequently offers students opportunities to ask experts for answers to all of their burning questions. This year, WRAL helped us out, by hosting a Q & A on their site. You can find the full Q & A here: http://www.wral.com/5onyourside/page/14892006/.

Here are links to the resources mentioned in the video:
FAFSA Website
Information about NC Grants and Scholarships
Financial Aid Calculators

What Can Earn You a Scholarship?

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college. For one, they are a nice reward you for your hard work, your dedication to an activity, or even some aspect of your identity. But scholarships also offer what many refer to as “free money” – that is, money you don’t have to pay back. Read on to learn the main types of scholarships, and how to find them!

Academic

Most people know that your academic performance can earn you scholarships.

College aid changes take effect; applicants can get help on FAFSA

“Amy Denton, a regional representative for the College Foundation of North Carolina, said the changes mean students can complete and submit their FAFSA earlier and avoid having to go back and make corrections after tax season.

‘I can see this meaning there will be less corrections, less opportunities for verifications families have to go through because the taxes are already sitting with the IRS, she said. They can link to the IRS and import it into the FAFSA.’”

Students can apply for financial aid earlier this year

FAFSA Day

“For in-person help filing the FAFSA, students and families are invited to attend FAFSA Day, Oct. 29, at UNC Asheville.

The location is one of 50 sites across the state where students can get help. To find other locations in Western North Carolina, visit CFNC.org/FAFSAday or call 866-866-CFNC. Pre-registration is encouraged for FAFSA Day.”

Read the whole story at Asheville Citizen-Times.

RCC Hosts FAFSA Day October 29; It’s Earlier This Year

FAFSA

 

“The free FAFSA Day is taking place earlier than in years past, according to Joey Trogdon, assistant director of financial aid and veterans affairs for RCC, because of federal regulation changes. On FAFSA Day, college financial aid officers and other volunteers will help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms over the internet. FAFSA Day is a program offered by College Foundation of North Carolina and the N.C.

College Holding FAFSA Day Oct. 29

Are you attending FAFSA Day? This is a free event that is designed to offer in-person assistance to students and parents who are working on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) for the 2017-2018 school year. Locations will be available across North Carolina, so find one that is nearby and get your FAFSA questions answered. If you’re unable to attend FAFSA Day, representatives of College Foundation of North Carolina are available by phone Monday –