For many high school students, and some parents, college
preparation can feel overwhelming. There is often so much to do that you don’t
even know where to begin.
Lucky for you, CFNC is in your corner to help you plan, apply, and pay for college. Here’s your guide detailing everything you need to know about how to prepare for college from the high school halls to college campuses.
Start Prepping for College Early
This is a point that cannot be stressed enough.
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.
Keep Your Academic Skills Sharp
What to Do Today So You’re Ready for the School Year
Junior year of high school can be an amazing time! You’ve found your place – academically, socially and in your extracurricular activities. You are now a leader in the school, and you’ve gained some of the freedoms that come with age and responsibility. You’ll create amazing memories this year.
As a parent, you have no doubt wondered how you will find exciting, productive ways for children of all ages to use their time during the summer months. Enter the College Foundation of North Carolina’s searchable database of college preparation opportunities. This online tools helps parents find out what’s happening on college campuses across the state. Search by grade level, campus or interest!
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