Financial Aid Awareness More Important Than Ever

The priority deadline for students to be considered for North Carolina-based financial aid is March 1. In order to be considered for such aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For this reason, Governor Roy Cooper recognized the last week in February as Financial Aid Awareness Week, the goal of which is to help raise awareness about the benefits of finishing the FAFSA form if you will be attending a college or university in the upcoming school year.

Feb. 19-25 proclaimed Financial Aid Awareness Week in NC

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“Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed Feb. 19-25 as Financial Aid Awareness Week in North Carolina.

The proclamation urges students and families to learn more about the process of applying for financial assistance for college.

Financial Aid Awareness Week is sponsored by the N.C. Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and North Carolina’s colleges and universities will be reaching out to high school seniors to offer FAFSA completion assistance.”

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Apply now for financial aid for college

Gov. Roy Cooper declared the week of Feb. 20 to be Financial Aid Awareness Week. Financial aid puts college within reach of thousands of families in NC. Explore the CFNC website to find out how to seek out and apply for financial aid. And don’t forget to fill out your FAFSA!

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Finish the FAFSA During Financial Aid Awareness Week

Finish the FAFSA

February 19 – 25 was proclaimed Financial Aid Awareness Week in North Carolina. The goal of the week is to raise awareness about the positive impact that financial aid can provide to students and families as they prepare to pay for college. In addition, schools and counties throughout the state are encouraging students to finish their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is a critical first step in terms of obtaining financial aid.

Make Sure Your College Choice is a Good Investment

Investing in College

When it came time to apply for college, you probably sent in applications to multiple schools — some you felt certain you could get in and some you thought were a stretch. Either way, you may have had a first choice — your dream school.

Now that you have acceptance letters in hand, it’s time to be realistic about making your final choice.  While it is exciting to anticipate going to a college or university you’ve dreamed about,