College Resources & News from CFNC
College Foundation is pleased to announce that 15 outstanding North Carolina 7th graders have been named as recipients of the Victor E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship. Each Bell Scholar is eligible to receive up to $20,000 for higher education expenses.
North Carolina students from households making $80,000 or less could have their tuition and fees fully covered at any of the state’s 58 community colleges or more than half of, if not all, of their tuition and fees covered at any of North Carolina’s 16 public universities thanks to the new Next NC Scholarship.
Getting accepted to college is very exciting but determining where you end up going to school may come down to finances. A financial aid offer may determine where you end up getting your diploma. A substantial financial aid package may offset a high tuition and make your dream school a reality.
Spring is when financial aid award letters begin flooding the mailboxes of college-bound high school seniors across North Carolina. Interpreting award letters can be confusing as students compare offers from various schools.
In a country that increasingly values postsecondary education and training, students and parents often aren’t sure where to start when it comes to paying for higher education. But you’re not alone! There are many resources to help students pay for college.
Getting a private or alternative student loan like NC Assist can be a smart way to pay for college or graduate school when other financial aid and savings are not enough to cover the cost of your degree. A responsible co-signer can help you qualify for the right student loan so you can focus on earning your diploma!
College acceptance is among the most exciting moments of a young adult’s life. While it’s a wonderful time of celebration, it’s also time for financial preparation for students and their families.
During Financial Aid Awareness Month, the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), in partnership with College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), is hosting the How to Pay for College webinar series as part of Financial Aid Awareness Month.
When you think of scholarships, you may think about how strong of a GPA you need to qualify. It might surprise you to know that there are interesting scholarships based on other things too. For example, if you make a prom dress out of Duck brand duct tape, you could earn a scholarship. You could earn a scholarship for a Google doodle, being a vegetarian, or simply for being taller than the average person.
Student loans are a necessity for most college students, but they aren't all created equally. Here's what to look for in a good student loan with great interest rates.