Get Help Paying for College
What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. So where to start?
Always start with the FAFSA because it’s necessary to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid.Get started today
This federal program allows students to work part-time jobs to help pay for their education expenses. Some schools have their own work-study programs as well.See what's available
Once you've exhausted all other forms of financial aid, it may be time to consider a student loan. Students and parents can find education loans to help cover college costs.Find out how
On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order extending the relief provided for student loans owned by the federal government in the CARES Act. The executive order did not extend relief to any other student loan holders. Loans serviced by College Foundation, Inc. are neither Direct Loans nor owned by the federal government and were not included in the CARES Act.
If you have been affected in any way by the coronavirus outbreak, there are options available to help. CFI can help you by granting a capping, discretionary forbearance for up to 3 months upon request. You may qualify for a deferment of payments based on your circumstances such as unemployment or economic hardship. Our call center counselors are trained to help you understand the options available. Call us at 800.722.2838 Mon-Thurs from 8am-7pm or Friday from 8am-5pm with any questions.
We will continue to monitor any legislation in regards to COVID relief and provide updates if additional options become available.