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:
- Establishing in-state residency through the Residency Determination Service (RDS);
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
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.
38th Annual Telly Awards Honor North Carolina Service That Promotes Higher Education
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), a free service helping North Carolinians plan, apply, and pay for college, was named a winner in the 38th annual Telly Awards for its breakthrough marketing campaign, “Time to Apply for College and Financial Aid?” Telly Awards honor the best in TV and cable, digital and streaming,
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,