Helpful Links

We have links for everyone here whether you're a parent, student, borrower, financial aid administrator or a high school counselor.

The links are grouped into three categories. Click the link below for the category you want.


Students and Borrowers

National Student Loan Data System Information- For information on who is servicing your other student loans.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Various formats from U.S. Department of Education.
Funding Your Education - An introductory publication from the U.S. Department of Education.
Looking for Student Aid - A guide from the U.S. Department of Education.
Mapping Your Future - Provides excellent information about higher education and career planning.

Financial Aid Professionals

American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO) - Mission is to provide leadership in developing and implementing policy in the global educational community.
Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (CACRAO) - The advancement of higher education in its fullest and broadest aspects, and the promotion of professional development of its members.
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) - Promotes sound management and financial practices at colleges and universities.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) - National association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and professional development for financial aid administrators.
National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER) - Represents its members on public policy issues with the legislative, executive, and regulatory branches of the federal government.
National Education Association (NEA) - A site to help learn more about the 2.5 million men and women working in schools and colleges across the United States to help all students achieve.
National Student Clearinghouse - An organization that a school can appoint as their agent to confirm the enrollment status of student financial aid recipients to guarantee agencies, lenders, servicers, and the Department of Education's NSLDS.
North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) - Your link to the state's FAA organization for support, training, and education.
Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA) - Supports professional communications in all areas concerned with the administration of student educational financing programs.

General Helpful Links

Advisory Committee, Student Financial Assistance - An independent source of advice and council to Congress and the Secretary of Education on student financial aid policy.
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities - North Carolina's 36 independent colleges and universities.
North Carolina Community College System - Information about NC community colleges.
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority - The guarantor for the North Carolina program.
Office of postsecondary Education - This site has information on Federal loan and grant programs and allows for online filing of the FAFSA form.
University of North Carolina General Administration - The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university composed of 16 public senior institutions of higher education.