Financial Aid Services

College Foundation can help you provide college financial planning services to your students.

We provide financial aid workshops, educational opportunity programs, and can help you offer additional career guidance to your students by being part of the North Carolina Career Informational Consortium.

 

Financial Aid Workshops

Program Information staff members at CFI are eager to help present information about CFI's programs - the North Carolina student loan program and the North Carolina Student Incentive Grant - at financial aid workshops held at high schools across the state. A majority of schools hold these workshops in the winter, to prepare students and parents for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in a timely manner. Contact us if you'd like to request our participation anytime. We also will be glad to provide program materials to use at your school's workshop upon request.

Our area representatives or office staff are happy to meet with college FAAs or high school counselors to review our processing, provide information for students, and join you in any presentations you would find helpful, such as entrance or exit counseling.

Educational Opportunity Programs

Look for our CFI representatives at the fall Educational Opportunity (Ed-Op) Programs conducted by the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO). While your students review and speak with college admissions representatives, suggest they (and their parents) take the opportunity to collect information on student financial aid by talking with our staff.

Verification Service

Under contract with individual institutions, CFI School Services currently offers two remote processing support services, Standard Verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the resolution of Student Aid Report Comment Codes, SAR C Code Resolution. By handling these routine services on behalf of the college, as well as others that may be added in the future, CFI School Services makes it possible for school financial aid administrators to use more of their professional time to inform and counsel students and families.

Ex$el

EX$EL is managed by a non-profit organization that collaborates with colleges and universities nationwide. We offer a service that is free to students and student loan borrowers. We work on behalf of your school. We keep in contact with students and borrowers through consistent regular contact via email, text, and telephone. We provide dynamic financial education information through a user-friendly website. We're here to help students learn about managing money and successfully repaying student loans.

New Financial Aid Officer Training

The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) offers this training both in the fall and the spring. The program is designed for aid personnel with three (3) years or fewer experience in financial aid administration. Topics include federal and state rules, regulations and methods, awards and packaging, FAFSA, verification, and many more timely topics.

A training in Raleigh at the College Foundation Inc. (CFI) is offered every fall in October and spring in March. A training in the Charlotte area is offered every spring in May. Each day will begin at 8:30 am and end at approximately 4:30 pm.

For more information, email Kevin Lineberry at klineberry@ncseaa.edu.

Installment Payment Plan

The CFI Payment Plan allows the student to divide college expenses into smaller monthly payments with no interest charges - just a low enrollment fee.

The payments made through the CFI Payment Plan are sent to the college or university.

NC Student Assist Loan

The NC Student Assist Loan is an education loan that helps bridge the gap between the cost of attendance and other financial aid. The loan is available to students who are North Carolina residents and students who reside outside of North Carolina but are attending an eligible non-profit Title IV institution in North Carolina.

  • Fixed interest rate
  • 0.25% interest rate reduction for auto-draft payments
  • No origination fee
  • Available to undergraduate or graduate students
  • Deferred payments while in school and for 6 months after enrollment

NC Parent Assist Loan

The NC Parent Assist Loan for parents is an education loan that can bridge the difference between the cost of attendance and other financial aid. The loan is available to parents of benefiting students who are North Carolina residents attending an eligible non-profit Title IV institution in the US and parents of benefiting students who reside outside of North Carolina but are attending an eligible non-profit Title IV institution in North Carolina.

  • Fixed interest rate
  • 0.25% interest rate reduction for auto-draft of payments
  • No origination fee
  • For parents of undergraduate students