Real Kids Talk About Applying

Time to apply for college? These seniors talk about how CFNC.org helped them every step of the way.

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The Application Hub is part of CFNC.org. Take a peek at how easy it can make applying for college.

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At College Foundation Inc., we strive to keep our employees and organization safe. Due to COVID-19, we have transitioned to remote working. We understand that this is an unsettling time. We still want to be a resource to North Carolinians for all questions about education, so our call centers are still operating! Call us at 866-866-2362 Mon-Thurs from 8am-6pm or Friday from 8am-5pm for any questions regarding saving, planning, applying, and paying for college!

If you have been affected in any way by the coronavirus outbreak there are options available to help with your loans. You may qualify for a deferment based on your circumstances, such as unemployment or economic hardship. You may also request a 3-month forbearance on your loans. The President has mentioned relief options for federally owned student loans over last several weeks. Loans held or serviced by College Foundation, Inc. are not federally owned. The options available for your loans with CFI are mentioned above. If this should change, we will keep you updated here. Our call center counselors are trained to help you understand the options available.

What is the CFNC Application Hub?
It Makes Applying to NC Colleges & Universities and
Requesting Transcripts Easier.

BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS

The keys to successful college applications? Preparation and planning

You’ll find a wide range of college application policies and admission competitiveness. This variety means that there is a college out there that’s right for you—you’ll just need to find the best match and take the right steps to apply. Use these keys:

Preparation – preparing academically is the most important thing you can do to widen your college options and to help you succeed once you get there.

Planning – you’ll need to choose where to apply, understand their admission requirements, and stay on top of the deadlines for each college.

It’s more important than ever before to begin planning and preparing for college early, both financially and academically. The sooner you begin, the more tools you will have at your fingertips when it is time to enroll in the college of your choice.

How the College Admission Process Works

Congratulations on your decision to go to
college! A college degree can give you a leg up in
the job market and lead to higher-paying jobs.

Now that you’ve made the decision, you’re probably thinking, “Where do I start?” The college admissions process can seem intimidating at first, but we’re here to help. The first step is researching which colleges are right for you.

College Search

To choose which schools will fit your
education needs,

Community College Attendance is Soaring: Is It Right for Your Student?

As many students begin to think about where they’d like to
go to college in the future, it’s important not to forget a valuable and
affordable option you may not have considered. There are many benefits to
attending community colleges and trade schools.

More people are wising up to the investment of community
college. In fact, community
college enrollment rates rose
during the fall of 2019 for the first time in
nearly a decade.

Creating a Personal Statement for College that Stands Out

One of the most daunting tasks of any college application is
the personal statement section. For many people, talking about themselves isn’t
an easy task. You don’t want to be too full of yourself or exaggerate your
accomplishments. However, you still want to stand out to the admissions office
at your dream school.

Here are a few tips to create a personal statement for
college that will separate you from the rest.

Be Yourself;

When Should You Apply for College?

Senior year of high school is an exciting time for students. There are sports, prom, and of course, college applications! Seniors might be excited about it, but do most know when to apply for college? The answer is: sooner than you might think. If you haven’t applied to school, you don’t need to panic. We’re here to fill both seniors and parents in on what they need to know when it comes to applying for school.

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