In the News: CFNC Launches College Application Campaign To Help Students in North Carolina’s Economically Distressed Counties
Across the country, college application numbers for low-income, first-generation, and minority students have decreased during the pandemic. College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has also seen a decrease in applications and financial aid numbers for these students in our state, especially in the most economically distressed counties.
CFNC Launches ‘Take Your Dreams Off Hold: College Is Within Reach!’ Campaign
To support local students, CFNC launched the ‘Take Your Dreams Off Hold: College Is Within Reach!’ campaign. This statewide initiative aims to help high school seniors apply for college and financial aid, if they haven’t already, so they don’t miss the opportunity to attend college in the Fall.
To spread the word and encourage students to submit their college applications, CFNC gave away two $500 scholarships to two students randomly selected from eligible entrants.
Free Resources Available at CFNC.org
- Use the CFNC Application Hub to submit applications, send official high school transcripts, and monitor progress in one convenient location.
- Find information on college application fee waivers to save money.
- Review Guaranteed Transfer programs for students who may want to start at a community college and later transfer to obtain a four-year degree.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for federal and state aid to pay for college.
- Complete Residency Determination Service (RDS) to establish North Carolina residency for in-state tuition and state grants.
In the News: CFNC Regional Representative Brittany Privott Appears on WNCT-Greenville
To share details about the campaign with students and parents in North Carolina, CFNC’s amazing team of regional representatives spoke with local media outlets about the free college planning and financial aid resources available at CFNC.org.
CFNC Regional Representative Brittany Privott discussed how the pandemic is still impacting students across the state of North Carolina with WNCT-Greenville. She shared details about the resources available on CFNC.org to help families, students, and non-traditional students get back on track in their college and career plans. Click here to watch the interview.
FAFSA Drive-In Events Highlighted by the News & Record-Greensboro
Recognizing the need for reliable internet service in some parts of the state, several Drive-In FAFSA events were organized to help students and parents file the FAFSA. Completing the FAFSA is the first step to qualify for grants, scholarships, student loans, and federal work-study programs. Click here to read the article.
CFNC Regional Representative Sarita Broadway Is Interviewed by WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio
CFNC Regional Representative Sarita Broadway discussed the financial and physical impact of the pandemic on families and why some students may be debating whether to attend a four-year university or a community college. She encouraged all students to complete the FAFSA because it’s a key step to access not only federal aid, but also state grants and scholarships from universities. Click here to read the article and listen to the interview.
CFNC Regional Representative Devon McCarthy-James Appears on Spectrum News Stations Statewide
CFNC Regional Representative Devon McCarthy-James discussed the decrease in the number of students who have completed the FAFSA. She encouraged students and parents to think about the future beyond the pandemic and to look at those college dreams and know that there’s still time to complete the steps to college enrollment. The interview was seen on Spectrum News stations in the Greensboro, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Asheville, and Wilmington areas. Click here to watch the full interview.
CFNC assists students and parents as they plan, apply, and pay for college. For additional information and resources, visit CFNC.org.