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Why It Pays To Attend FAFSA Day

The entire process of applying for college can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make, deadlines to meet and dozens of forms to fill out. Applying for financial aid can feel particularly challenging. We at the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) know how difficult it can be, that’s why we’re calling in the experts to help you along the way.

 

Who Needs FAFSA?

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What To Do If You Miss Your School’s Financial Aid Deadline

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a crucial step in getting funds to help pay for college. However, in order to get access to the more than $120 billion in federal and state student aid available each year, you have to meet the deadlines. Unfortunately, sometimes life gets in the way, and you may discover that a deadline has passed you by. Luckily, all is not lost – there may still be a chance for you to get the financial aid you need.

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College Access Event, NC Countdown to College to Take Place in October

Activities Will Support High School Seniors in Completing Three College Enrollment Steps: Residency, FAFSA and Applications

This year, North Carolina’s annual college access event has been renamed NC Countdown to College and will take place in October. This event is geared toward high school seniors to aid them in completing three important college enrollment steps:

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Applying to College in 2019?

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The summer before senior year is a critical time for students who intend to pursue higher education. Obviously, summer is a great time to relax with friends and family, but students should keep an eye on their long-term goals. Throughout the summer break, it’s important to maintain your academic focus and prepare to make major life decisions.

 

Keep Your Academic Skills Sharp

 

Vacations,

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College Prep Starts Early

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If you really want to prepare your kids for college, starting them young – like when they are babies or in kindergarten – isn’t crazy. There’s a reason some parents stress over getting their children into the best pre-schools and making sure they read to their kids in the womb. You want to set up a love for learning and a strong educational foundation, so there’s never any doubt that your child will go to college.

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College Bound: Keep on Task This Summer

Getting accepted into college is a huge accomplishment. Unfortunately, even after being accepted, students still have quite a bit of work to do before they can actually begin studying at their new school. There are forms to be filled out and arrangements to be made, and sometimes students can become discouraged. Luckily, there are resources that future college attendees can utilize to stay motivated. It’s important not to lose momentum over the summer months.

 

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