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April 18, 2024
The Future Cost of College: How Much Will Tuition Increase?

College costs will most-likely keep rising in the future. To help you know how much to save, here is a table of college costs in the future.

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July 7, 2023
College Prep in Middle School: What 8th Graders Should Know

In eighth grade, college may still feel like a distant dream. But in a few years, you will meet the moment you’ve been waiting for: the first day of college! It’s a great time to do some basic preparation for your future.

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July 7, 2023
Career Exploration for Students: Finding the Right Path for You

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) provides tons of information developed specifically for career exploration for students. The career planning page on the CFNC website makes it easy and fun to examine your interests in order to find a career path that’s right for you.

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June 7, 2023
What Every 10th Grader Should Know about Preparing for College

College is a great, and sometimes vital, asset to pursuing a variety of careers, and now is a good time to start the search. But knowing where to start can be daunting. Fortunately, College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) has tools and resources to help you find out what every 10th grader should know to prepare for college.

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June 7, 2023
Your Ultimate SAT Study Guide: Study Tips, Writing Practice, and More

If you decide to tackle the SAT, how do you set yourself up for success? This SAT study guide will help you prepare for college admission testing and determine how you need to study to meet your goals.

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March 1, 2023
Pathways to College: 5 College Paths Besides a 4-Year Degree

“Where are you going to college?” It’s a common question that teens ask each other as college application or high school graduation seasons roll around. While many high school students are thinking about going away to four-year schools, there’s no one path to pursuing higher education and a career you’ll enjoy.

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December 8, 2022
Entry Level Work from Home Jobs: Career Readiness for High Schoolers

Working from home is easier to do now than ever before, and an increasing number of industries are accommodating remote work requests from employees of all ages — even high school students! When you’re exploring the options of an entry-level work-from-home job, here are some things to think about and resources to help you.

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September 21, 2022
CTE Programs: 6 Benefits of Considering Trade School

Consider enrolling in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Not sure what that is or if it’s right for you? Then keep reading!

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September 1, 2022
Junior Year of High School Checklist: The Path to College

The senior year of high school gets all the glory. That’s when you apply and get accepted to college, decide what’s next in the journey of life, and toss that graduate cap into the air! But what happens during your junior year makes everything that happens in your senior year possible.

CFNC IMAGE Getting The Most Out Of Virtual College Tours
September 1, 2022
Getting the Most Out of Virtual College Tours

While some colleges had virtual experiences on their website before the pandemic, nearly all of them do today! Start by using the CFNC College Search Tool to create a list of schools you’re interested in attending.