Making College Possible for Everyone

CFNC Services document

About CFNC

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.

Pathways of North Carolina

Pathways, created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1999, is a state-wide initiative to increase the college-going rate of North Carolinians by providing: comprehensive college and career planning resources; electronic applications and transcripts accepted by all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities; and, information on student financial aid and college affordability. Pathways is administered by The University of North Carolina General Administration in collaboration with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities.
 

NCSEAA

The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), established in 1965, is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.
 

College Foundation, Inc.

College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), a not-for-profit corporation serving North Carolina students and families since 1955, administers a large portfolio of education loans, several major grant scholarship programs for students attending N.C. college and universities, and the tax-free "529" college savings program on behalf of the N.C. Education Assistance Authority. CFI also delivers information to North Carolina students and families about paying for college and provides technology services to the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) education partnership.
 
CFNC offers resources at CFNC.org. You can contact CFNC toll-free at 1-866-866-CFNC(2362) from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET) Monday - Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) Friday.