NC Countdown to College
Residency | FAFSA | Applications
North Carolina’s annual campaign to support college access is during the month of October and is named NC Countdown to College. Activities during the month support high school seniors in completing three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications. What is traditionally called College Application Week has been extended to two weeks this year: October 19 - 30th, 2020. During these weeks, many NC colleges and universities waive their application fees.
To be eligible for in-state tuition, state grants, and certain financial aid, you must show that you are a resident of North Carolina. Complete your residency determination soon!NC Residency Determination Service
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college.FAFSA Application
During College Application Week 2019, hundreds of volunteers at 441 different sites helped 21,209 students submit 54,950 admission applications and 63,914 electronic high school transcripts. 18,443 applications were submitted from Tier 2 counties and 17,934 applications were submitted from Tier 1 counties.