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October 28, 2020
During COVID – What Are My College Options?

It may feel daunting for high school seniors to think about applying to college right now. Many are just trying to stay engaged in virtual classrooms and make it to graduation. Some may have a parent who lost their job and feel that college is just not possible right now.

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February 8, 2016
Can college savings in the NC 529 Plan be used at any school?

Have an NC 529 Plan for a soon-to-be high school graduate? This is an exciting—and busy!—time for your family. Now is the time to be sure the money you’ve saved can be used for your grad’s college education. Don’t stress, we’re here to help!

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September 1, 2020
CFNC Launches Updated Website with Exciting New Features

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is excited to announce the launch of its completely revamped website. In addition to a sleek new look and feel, the new website also features personalized dashboards for users, easier navigation, updated college search tools, a customizable scholarship search, and more to help local students as they plan, apply, and pay for college. It’s the next generation of CFNC for the next generation of students!

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March 3, 2020
The Ultimate Career Planning Guide: Make Your Career a Reality

Career planning guidelines for high school seniors, college students, and soon-to-be graduates to make sure you hit the ground running once you get a diploma.

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February 17, 2020
Creating a High School Resume: The Definitive Guide

Learn how to craft a quality resume you can use when applying for jobs, scholarships, colleges and more!

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February 4, 2020
Community College Attendance is Soaring: Is It Right for Your Student?

There are many benefits to attending community colleges and trade schools. It’s important not to forget a valuable and affordable option.

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March 17, 2020
How to Pay for College With Little or No Money

How do you pay for college if you have no money? There are many options available to help you pay for college expenses and make your dreams within your reach!

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November 15, 2019
How to Start a College Fund for Your Child

Starting a college fund while your child is young gives you a good amount of time to create a solid nest egg for their future.

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October 16, 2019
Easy & Simple Scholarships You Shouldn’t Overlook

Once you’re accepted into college, one of the most pressing issues is how you’re going to pay for it. Here are a few easy scholarships that you definitely don’t want to miss.

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December 11, 2019
What to Wear to a College Visit: Look & Feel Your Best

A campus tour tells you a lot about the kind of school you’re attending. It lets you get a candid glimpse of student life.

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October 16, 2019
When Should You Apply for College?

We’re here to fill both seniors and parents in on what they need to know when it comes to applying for school. The process includes residency, the FAFSA form, and college applications.

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May 19, 2020
How Well is My 529 Plan Performing?

While a 529 plan is one of the most efficient and effective ways for families to save for school, many parents don’t know how to choose the right 529 plan.

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April 7, 2020
7 Types of College Savings Accounts

Beyond deciding how much you can afford to save each month, you also need to figure out where to save your money.

July 18, 2019
8 Reasons Why You Should Go to College

Reasons why a college education will benefit not just the student but also the community around them

October 1, 2020
Top 6 Things Educators Should Know about NC Countdown to College!

NC Countdown to College is a month-long initiative to increase the number of students who pursue post-secondary education by assisting high school seniors with the college admissions process (residence, FAFSA, and applications) and ensuring that each participating student submits at least one admissions application.