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September 28, 2023
North Carolina students can take advantage of waived college application fees in October

Students throughout North Carolina can submit college applications to many N.C. colleges and universities for free during College Application Week, October 16-20 as part of the College Foundation of North Carolina’s (CFNC) Countdown to College campaign, which kicks off Oct. 1.

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September 11, 2023
7 Qualified Education Expenses You Can Pay for With Your 529 Savings

Explore our list of qualified education expenses for your 529 savings account. From tuition to school supplies, your savings can help with many college costs.

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September 11, 2023
529 Account Rules to Be Mindful Of

When you open a 529 plan in North Carolina, it's crucial to understand how it works. Learn the most important 529 account rules, and how to properly withdraw funds.

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September 5, 2023
The Ultimate Guide to Using 529 Funds—without Breaking the Rules

If you’re thinking about opening an NC 529 Account to save for your child’s college or K–12 education, it probably comes as no surprise there are do’s and don’ts for that too. Don’t fret, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to using 529 funds, so you can confidently “do” all the “do’s” when the time comes.

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September 5, 2023
How Much to Save for College: Tuition, Supplies, and Other Expenses

Preparing for college can be a daunting task. Some of the biggest stresses are around saving for college. Families often struggle with this part, but we’ve answered some of the most popular questions people have when trying to figure out how much to save for college.

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September 5, 2023
7 Benefits of College Savings Accounts

Figuring out how to pay for college can be daunting, but a great education is priceless, so it’s worth it for families to plan ahead. We believe it’s never too early to start planning for a college education with an NC 529 Account. Here’s a list of seven benefits of college savings accounts.

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August 17, 2023
How Do State and Local Income Tax (SALT) Deductions Work?

SALT is a deduction that can be claimed only if you itemize your taxes. Wondering if you qualify? Here's what you need to know about the program and how it works.

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August 16, 2023
NC 529 Calculator: Deciding How Much to Save

Use this NC 529 calculator to help you determine how much you should be saving for college. Get tips for savings methods, and how much to ask family to contribute.

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August 16, 2023
How to Save for College When Your Child is in High School

The drive to save for college often kicks into high gear when a child starts high school. If you haven’t been putting away money like you’d hoped, don’t fret! Here are some tips to help you get moving.

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July 7, 2023
What Are Official Transcripts? Getting Ready to Apply for College

Personal essays are not only a way to share your values and background but a chance to make a case for yourself if your grades aren’t stellar. Some colleges also look at your scores on standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. But your academic record gives a college or university the clearest idea of what kind of student you’ll be at their school. An official transcript is at the top of the checklist on almost every college application.