The country is reeling after revelations of people using wealth and privilege to take advantage of the college admissions process. Colleges and universities have long been thought to be one of the last bastions of the American meritocracy. The college cheating scandal has led some prospective students to become discouraged about their own prospects for higher education.
Parents and students are mistakenly believing that their hard work and character isn’t as important as it once was when it comes to attending the college of their choice.
For many students, pursuing higher education is a life-long dream. The newly-launched NC Promise is a wonderful resource tool for students to utilize on their path to a college education. NC Promise provides students with greater access to top-notch North Carolina colleges and can help students down the path to success.
What is NC Promise?
NC Promise, launched fall of 2018, is a tuition plan designed to increase educational access,
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?
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.
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:
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.
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