Financial aid enables students and their families pay for college expenses and can come in several forms: grants, scholarships, work study, or loans. Seniors can apply for financial aid beginning October 1st.
The application students should use to apply for financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is available online at: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA (video)
Check out these articles below to learn more about financial aid:
- The Basics on Grants and Scholarships - Learn the differences between these two forms of financial aid.
- Focus on Financial Aid: Myths and Micconceptions
- 10 Smart Ways to Maximize your FAFSA
- College Cost Calculator
- Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)
- FELS provides financial assistance to students who qualify that are enrolled in approved programs and commit to work in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina upon completion of the program.
- Estimate your Aid with the FAFSA4caster
- Comparing Financial Aid Offers
Financial Basics for High School and Beyond is a FREE online course offered by CFNC.org. Students can learn how to manage money through an interactive curriculum that includes videos, fact sheets, tools and calculators. The course is aligned to NC DPI Personal Finance standards. Successful course completion will automatically enter students in a $500 Scholarship contest! For more information, please visit: https://www.cfnc.org/paying/financial_literacy.jsp.