CFNC Financial Aid February

As part of Financial Aid Awareness month, NCSEAA and CFNC are pleased to bring you the How to Pay for College webinar series. We will cover all the important topics you need to know to pay for college.

College Navigator

Find the right college for you!

NC Promise

Through NC Promise, the state has significantly reduced student tuition cost to $500 per semester at four UNC System institutions: Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Western Carolina University.

Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track

The Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track is an innovative program for high school students that encourages leadership development, resume building and college preparedness. The Leadership Track is a self-paced point system that allows motivated students to compete for various leadership awards including all-expense paid leadership camp experiences, workshops and possible college scholarships.

Skyline Telephone Youth Programs

Area high school students have the chance to apply for summer leadership programs through the Cooperative Council of North Carolina and the Foundation for Rural Service in Washington, D.C.

NC Forgivable Education Loans for Service

Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina.

BigFuture from CollegeBoard

When everyone's future looks different and there are so many options to choose from—it's getting started that matters. That’s where we come in.

BigFuture is a free online planning guide that helps all students take the right first step after high school.

You can check out careers you're interested in. You can find colleges based on what's important to you. You can discover ways to pay for college.

When you’re ready to get started, BigFuture offers the information you need to make the right decision for you. Because when life feels uncertain, your future doesn’t have to.

Let’s begin exploring. Your future, your way .

College & Career Readiness from ACT

Resources to help students:

  • Succeed in High School
  • Prepare for College
  • Career Planning

My Journey - College Admission from A-to-Z webinar

National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year.

Common App Tutorials

In 1975, we created a simpler way to apply for college. 1

application, 15 forward-thinking institutions. Today, we connect more than 1 million students each year to hundreds of colleges and universities around the


But the path to higher education has changed. While anyone can find it at any time in their life, not everyone does. We’re here to clear the way for all students - no matter where they start. To help them reach their

goals. To help them reach higher.

We do this by making the application simple, the process logical, and the experience joyful. By supporting those who need it most. And, by celebrating the people - students, counselors, and admissions professionals - who will forge a better future, together.

CFNC Tutorials

CFNC is a free service of the State of North Carolina that provides help with career and college planning for all age-groups – from elementary school students to adults.

The comprehensive information, assistance, and resources available from CFNC are provided by Pathways (the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities, and The University of North Carolina System), College Foundation, Inc., and the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority.

For more information to plan, apply, pay and save, go to or call 866.866.2362 (CFNC).

FAFSA Tutorials

Federal Student Aid, an Office of the U.S. Dept. of Education, helps make a college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion each year in grants, loans, & work-study funds. For more info, visit

114 S. Main St

Post Office Box 33

Sparta, North Carolina 28675


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