Complete the FAFSA
Many financial aid opportunities require that you first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The FAFSA is used to determine federal, state, and sometimes college-specific financial aid. It's important to fill this out first!FAFSA Application
Use our FAFSA Assistance resources, including our interactive Financial Aid Map to find the financial aid contact at nearly every college in North Carolina.
Contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center for live chat, phone, and/or email FAFSA assistance.Financial Aid Help Near You
There are a few more steps to take, but we'll help get you there! Find your perfect fit school with our College Search, apply for Scholarships, and complete RDS to be eligible for in-state tuition and state grants.
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Apply for Grants and Scholarships
Great news! Many grant programs require you to start by filling out the FAFSA. First step - done!
See what federal grant programs are available and how to apply.Check Your Eligibility!
Use the CFNC Scholarship Search tool to find grants and scholarships that may be right for you.Find Grants and Scholarships Today!
Apply for Student Loans
If there's still a gap between the cost of college and your financial aid, you may need to consider a student loan.
Loans for students and parents are available from the U.S. Dept of EducationLearn More
College Foundation, Inc. offers educational loans for students and parents that offer great rates and no fees!Learn More
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