As college expenses grow, financial aid awareness more important than ever

Governor Roy Cooper declared the week of Feb. 20th to be Financial Aid Awareness Week. To help students get the most out of their financial aid applications, here are some tips:

  • Pay attention to deadlines. The priority deadline to be considered for state grants and scholarships is March 1st.
  • Make sure you apply for the free application for federal student aid or FAFSA.

Transfer Students: How to Make the Transition Seamless

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Transferring to a new college can often be a disorienting experience because you are still trying to navigate your new school’s processes and customs while everyone around you seems to be confident with them. Fortunately, there are a few things that can make a new college feel more like home quickly, if transfer students take advantage of them.

To get adjusted to your new school and hit the ground running in your first semester,

The Different Types of College Admission Deadlines

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In the world of college applications, words like “early decision,” “priority deadline” and “rolling deadline” can make a high school senior’s head spin. Understanding the major types of admission deadlines can be helpful as you consider college options, so let’s take a look at some:

Early Decision

An early decision deadline is typically in the fall of your senior year. This kind of deadline is very similar to “early action,” with one big difference: an early decision application is binding.