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. Sarita shares helpful tips about filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), speaks to the importance of financial conversation between student and parent, and educates families on how to evaluate financial aid packages.

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