Listen up, high school juniors! It’s time to start thinking about the important steps to come as you prepare for the next journey in your life: college. For many, one of the more stressful aspects of college preparation is financial planning, which is why College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) encourages all students to seek scholarship opportunities to help cover the cost of higher education expenses; a process that usually commences in the fall semester of your senior year.
There are almost as many reasons students work summer jobs as there are types of summer jobs available. But no matter what type of summer job you do, or why you do it, you can make it work for you on your college applications. Maybe you work a summer job as a short-order cook at a fast food restaurant because you need to earn money. Maybe you work a summer internship at a local television station because you’re interested in a career in video production.
You’ve sent in your applications, filled out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), interviewed with schools and kept your grades up. Now, with graduation quickly approaching, it’s time to finalize your post-secondary education decision. Given that part of your decision will be based on your ability to cover the cost of tuition at your school of choice, understanding your financial aid package is critical.
When you filled out your FAFSA,
Six North Carolina Students Win $500 to Put Toward College Expenses
May 2017 (Raleigh, N.C.) – College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) was proud to sponsor the #CollegeBound Drawing on the CFNC Facebook page during the month of April. Six lucky high school seniors from North Carolina were drawn from the pool of entrants and each received $500 to put toward their higher education.
38th Annual Telly Awards Honor North Carolina Service That Promotes Higher Education
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), a free service helping North Carolinians plan, apply, and pay for college, was named a winner in the 38th annual Telly Awards for its breakthrough marketing campaign, “Time to Apply for College and Financial Aid?” Telly Awards honor the best in TV and cable, digital and streaming,
Has it suddenly hit you how soon your child will be going to college? The early days of child-rearing go by quickly, and if you haven’t been putting aside money for college, you may think it’s too late to start. But it’s never too late! Anything you can put away now can help with future college expenses — and you can even keep saving once your child actually enrolls.
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When you’re looking for ways to pay for college, college loans can be a major tool in your toolkit. Unlike scholarships and grants, loans must be repaid after you leave college. That’s why it is important to fully understand the different types of student loans before you start college.
The major types of loans used for higher education are:
Federal Direct Subsidized Loans are available for students with financial need.
According to a study done by Georgetown University, 70 percent of college students work at least part-time while getting a bachelor’s degree. But for some students, working part- or full-time during the school year can spell trouble for their grades and make it hard to keep up with their classes. There are many pros and cons to holding a job during college, so that has to be something you discuss with your financial aid office and consider when planning your college budget.