NC Countdown to College

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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. College Application Week will be October 18-22, 2021, when many NC colleges and universities waive their application fees.

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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
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Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college. We can help!

FAFSA Application
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College Applications

College Application Week is coming in October! Volunteers at hundreds of NC high schools will help students submit online applications for admission.

Application Hub

During College Application Week 2021, hundreds of volunteers at 359 different sites helped 14,470 students submit 30,524 admission applications and 47,272 electronic high school transcripts. 10,398 applications were submitted from Tier 2 counties and 9,257 applications were submitted from Tier 1 counties.

College Sophomore Shares Her FAFSA Story


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